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 writers, publications and organizations based in York County, Pa., and the surrounding region. 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.
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Category Archives: Poem of the Month
The prompt for November was to write a poem with a refrain, or a repeating line. I received eight entries, and I know I always say this, but it was really hard to choose only one. So I didn’t. I … Continue reading
For December, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a poem about a gift. It doesn’t have to be holiday-oriented (though it certainly may), but could be about a favorite childhood present, or the “presence” of someone special in your life. … Continue reading
After only a few entries the past two months, my big fear was that no one would send me poems about fears for the October prompt. But you did! I received five entries for this month’s contest, and they were … Continue reading
For November, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a poem using a refrain, a repeating line. The line can repeat one time, or twice, or often enough to form a pattern of repetition in the poem. You can also write … Continue reading
This prompt might have been a dud. I mean, I love my job, but I don’t write poems about it. The prompts can always be interpreted in creative ways, but since I only received three entries for this month’s contest, … Continue reading
For October, the Poem of the Month prompt is: In honor of Halloween at the end of the month, write a poem about something you fear. Your poem can be about ghosts or monsters, or about public speaking or losing a loved … Continue reading
I received 4 entries in response to the contest prompt for August, which was to write a food poem. My guess is, if you’re anything like me, you start writing about food, then have to pause for a snack. Thanks to … Continue reading
For September, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a poem about work, in honor of the month in which we celebrate Labor Day. You could tell us about a past or present job, about tilling your garden, or … Continue reading
For the month of August, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a poem about food. This is the time of year for fresh, abundant fruits and vegetables, backyard barbecues and canning or preserving your early harvests. The best food poems … Continue reading