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.
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.
Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.
Follow Versify on RebelMouse
Tags"Our Rarer Monsters" Adam Robinson Carla Christopher Carol Clark Williams Crystal Charisse Culture & Main culture and main DogStar Books formal poetry found poetry Found Poetry Review JAWSTRUCK! literary magazines Melissa Carl meter Midtown Scholar Bookstore Missi McLaren NaPoMo NaPoWriMo National Poetry Month NewPages Noel Sloboda performance poetry Poem of the Month contest Poet Laureate poetry poetry events poetry reading Poetry Spoken Here Poets and Writer's Magazine political poetry rhyme rhyming poetry spoken word poetry teens Teen Takeover Teen Takeover blog Travis Kurowski tribute poem Writer's Digest writing prompts YorkArts York College York Emporium York Poet Laureate
Tag Archives: Carla Christopher
Baltimore ska/reggae group Evokatones will cap off an evening of poetry, music and art to raise funds for the continued production of Culture & Main, according to the event’s Facebook page. In order to secure funding for future episodes of … 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
York Poet Laureate Carla Christopher and the women of WORDWide will give a spoken word performance called “Raise Your Voices” 7 to 9 p.m. First Friday (Oct. 4) at New Grounds Roasting Company, 284 W. Market St., York. I’ve heard … Continue reading
Part of the job of a poet laureate is to write and sometimes perform verse for special occasions and historical or cultural holidays. York’s Poet Laureate, Carla Christopher, has written a poem called “June 28, 1863,” in the style of … Continue reading
The written word is an art, and inspires art in other forms, too. Attend “Prose & Poetry,” a special art exhibit that explores the intersection of the written and the visual, June 2 through July 6 at the York Art … Continue reading
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
Disclaimer of shameless self-promotion: the first 15 minutes of this episode feature yours truly. Episode 5 (original airdate 3/6/13) features King of the Cigar Box Guitar, Shane Speal / poet and York Daily Record blogger, Stacia Fleegal / digital artist … Continue reading