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.
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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
I missed this — oops — but York’s own Lynn Fetterolf recently placed second (and third, and fourth) in the annual poetry contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Poetry Society. From YDR online: Pennsylvania Poetry Society, Inc. is proud to announce … Continue reading
Three cities, dozens of poetry events, one website. Students at Millersville University’s Creative Writers’ Guild have created a website to connect the literary events in the southcentral Pa. “triangle” made by the cities of York, Harrisburg and Lancaster. Visit www.thetrianglepa.com … Continue reading
Those interested in poetry go nuts for National Poetry Month. It seems everyone has a project (ahem, like me, and me, and me again). My favorite thing about Poetry Month is the multidisciplinary effect. Writing a poem every day is … Continue reading
Wondering how to spend this lovely, spring-like First Friday? Since it’s National Poetry Month, why not take in some spoken words? Maybe a dash of jazz? Tonight is Poets Sing the Blues: An Evening of Jazz/Blues-Inspired Poetry and Music, 7 … Continue reading
From the Penn State York News & Events web page: Celebrated and nationally-known poet Jeffrey McDaniel will read his work in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library at Penn State York on Tuesday, March 26. The poetry reading is set for … Continue reading
Did you even know there was a $100,000 poetry prize? There is. Marie Ponsot won it today, for a lifetime achievement (she’s 91) that includes six poetry collections and more than 30 books of translation. The prize is awarded by the … Continue reading