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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Author Archives: Stacia M. Fleegal
Episode 14 (original airdate 5/9/13) features singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Suzi Brown / art & video by filmmaker, Clare Fogerty / shamanistic beatnik poetry by Stefan May Don’t forget to catch a new episode of Culture & Main … Continue reading
We’ve seen and read what York poet and educator Melissa Carl can produce under the parameters of form (found poetry) and the constraints of time (a daily writing challenge). But since wrapping up my coverage of her participation in Pulitzer … Continue reading
Episode 13 (original airdate 5/1/13) features spoken word by Joslin Kearse aka SoulCry / paintings by artist, Lovie Rineholt Price / Second Saturday Art Gallery host, Ron Vestal / music by The Infidels, Amy Mummert & Ian Dellinger Heads … Continue reading
I promote a lot of poetry events on this blog, as well as individual writers. And I’ve touched on the idea of writing groups and community-building, but I haven’t yet, in any substantial way, mentioned Poetry Spoken Here, a mainstay … Continue reading
The written word is an art, and inspires art in other forms, too. Attend “Prose & Poetry,” a special art exhibit that explores the intersection of the written and the visual, June 2 through July 6 at the York Art … Continue reading
I attended this event last year — its first year — and I can assure you: The name is apt. In fact, the point of Jawstruck! is to present poetry so real and moving that it leaves you picking your … Continue reading
Episode 12 (original airdate 4/24/13) features live concert footage of “Poets Sing the Blues” at the York Emporium with poets Jack Veasey, Maria James-Thiaw & Kenneth Vincent Walker and musicians Tim Moore & Parker James Hooker. Special guest spot by … Continue reading
In addition to Exquisite Teens, I did another collaborative writing project during National Poetry Month. While the teen project was just for YDR staff and the Poem of the Month contests are for poets primarily in York County, the Found Poetry … Continue reading