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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you! Let's versify PA and support those who are doing the same.
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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
Last Friday night, I attended my first poetry event in York county–and what a first foray into the regional literary scene it was. From the collaborative lyric efforts of the WordWide crew to the provocative theatrics of Baltimore’s Mark S. … Continue reading
York County Poet Laureate Carla Christopher talks to me about York’s literary scene, young writers and how to get Jawstruck! this Friday
It is a great comfort to me that there are still local, state and national poet laureates–poets who are looking out for other poets. And it’s an even greater comfort that Carla Christopher is representing us here in York County. … Continue reading
National Poetry Month may be over, but poetry lives, as it always has and will. Carla Christopher is doing the good work of a poet laureate by promoting JAWSTRUCK! The First Annual Spoken Word and Performance Poetry Competition and Festival, … Continue reading