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 email@example.com. I'd love to hear from you! Let's versify PA and support those who are doing the same.
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Category Archives: Poem of the Month
National Poetry Month has come to a close, as has the April Poem of the Month contest, the prompt for which was to write a poem that is in some way about poetry. This month, and for the third month … Continue reading
For the month of May, the Poem of the Month prompt is to write a persona poem, or a poem not from your own perspective. You can write in the voice of a family member, a famous person, a pet … Continue reading
One of the 13 entries for the March Poem of the Month contest was written by a 9-year-old girl. It isn’t the fact of someone so young writing poems that makes me smile (though it does make me smile!). It’s … Continue reading
Thirteen entries for the March Poem of the Month contest! That number is up from the 9 entries I received for the February contest — and hey, this month’s prompt was harder, no? Bravo and brava to those of you … Continue reading
Heads up: everything I write this month is going to begin “In honor of National Poetry Month…” So, in honor of National Poetry Month, the prompt for the April Poem of the Month contest is to write a poem that … Continue reading
Over at YDR’s Teen Takeover blog, young poets are embracing the Poem of the Month themes and responding with some truly exciting work. The contributor who tackled the March theme is Madeleine Nesbitt. Her poem “Wicked (ways to get out)” … Continue reading
I received nine poems to consider for the February Poem of the Month contest — not too shabby for the first month! The prompt was to write a poem about an historical figure.
The March prompt for the Poem of the Month contest is: Write a poem using the phrase “daylight savings time.” When you’ve finished your poem, use the form below to submit it. Use your name as the login name or … Continue reading
The February prompt for the Poem of the Month contest is: Write a poem about an historical figure.