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.
- If I knew then what I know now: #Advice for #poets new to the #submissions game http://t.co/6RmGuD1JTv via @ydrcom #poetry 20 hours ago
- #YorkPA, enter the May Poem of the Month contest http://t.co/9v7WUlc0VN via @ydrcom #poetry #contest #IloveYorkcity 1 day ago
- "I believe in the talent that exists locally." -@poetrywarrio on PoemSugar press http://t.co/wEYKeLKxPV via @ydrcom #poetry #IloveYorkcity 2 days ago
- Catch up on Culture & Main! episode 14 http://t.co/f1C7BmLCET via @ydrcom @cultureandmain @poetrywarrior #YorkPA #IloveYorkcity #arts 2 days ago
- Larry B. Tibbs on May Poem of the Month contest
- Jess Waller on May Poem of the Month contest
- Sarah Trimmer on May Poem of the Month contest
- Richard Thomas on May Poem of the Month contest
- Buffy's World | Don’t miss: From interview with author Jim McClure to memories of Delco Plaza to chance to win free groceries on May Poem of the Month contest
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Category Archives: Events I’ve attended
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
Friday night was my first trip out to YorkArts for a local poetry event. Their CityArts location (right around the corner on Philadelphia, a few doors down from the White Rose Bar and Grill) is an intimate venue for poetry … Continue reading
I met Travis Kurowski on Twitter. Well, ok, I met him after discovering Luna Park Review, the awesome, Kurowski-edited blog dedicated to reviewing literary magazines (more sites like this, please!). I emailed him about getting some attention for my own … Continue reading