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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Last week, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of its annual National Book Awards, and in the category of poetry, Williamsport native Mary Szybist took the honor. Five finalists in four categories — fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s … Continue reading
YorkArts has announced that the selection process for the appointment of the next poet laureate of York is now open. The poet laureate is a mayor-appointed, unpaid position tasked with increasing the visibility of the literary arts in our city. Poets … Continue reading
Penn State student, Windsor Township native and October Poem of the Month contest winner Brittany Truscott is a busy gal. When she’s not writing contest-winning poetry and going to classes, she’s running a blog with a unique mission: to get … Continue reading
Most writers know that they don’t feel quite like themselves if they haven’t put pen to paper or fingers to keys in a while. But what about people who aren’t always trying to balance a writing life with work, relationships … Continue reading
When I arrived at college, I thought all the poets were dead. I’m serious. I’d been writing poetry for years, but I thought that’s something teenage girls just … did. I knew I wanted to be a writer, and even … Continue reading
RedOrbit recently published an article about the results of a study conducted at the University of Exeter that indicates our brains process poetry in much the same ways we process music. Using magnetic resonance imaging technology, researchers were able to … Continue reading
Spoken word, slam and performance poetry continue to thrive in southcentral Pa. as four regions bring teams of poets to compete in an epic spoken word/slam poetry performance right here in York city. From 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at … Continue reading
One of the challenges of poets and poetry-lovers is how to make verse more visible in the 21st century, where we are bombarded with commercials, products, pop culture and political showdowns. How can we bring to the forefront things that … Continue reading
I don’t know if I’d have called it a “renaissance,” but that’s the term Forbes used to describe the state of contemporary poetry, in light of recent developments on the digital front that are bringing it into the spotlight. The … Continue reading
A while back, I posted some tips for writers new to the process of submitting their work for possible publication. That post did pretty well, in terms of views and shares, and I got some good feedback. But sometimes, it … Continue reading