About this blogOne of America's most revered poets, Adrienne Rich, said, "The moment of change is the only poem." Because the world is always changing, poetry is everywhere, and everything can be versified.
Here, I'll discuss and review contemporary books of poetry, with a focus on regional writers, publications, and organizations. I'll promote area writers by offering prompts and contests, because I want to foster a spirit of community centered around poets and readers of poetry. This is a place to demystify the art of poetry, to appreciate its economy of language, its precision of image and sound.
Please share suggestions for blog content by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you! Let's versify PA and support those who are doing the same.
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Monthly Archives: August 2012
The word of the day is “nonagenarian.” That means, someone in her 90s. And when that someone in her 90s self-publishes a memoir in verse, illustrated with a life’s worth of personal photos, you show some respect and blog about … Continue reading
The latest reader-submitted poem is from Melanie Simms of Sunbury, Pa., which is a little outside of my regional focus, but I’m posting for two reasons. First, Sunbury is close to my college stomping ground of Williamsport, and the nostalgia … Continue reading
I love when readers send me poems. Today’s comes from self-proclaimed “Middletown Blue Raider at birth” Thomas Welcomer, who maintains an entertaining blog and says, “I have no way of knowing what I write is relevant, but it won’t stop … Continue reading