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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If you’re a poet who is considering sending your work out for publication for the first time, I have some advice for you, for what it’s worth. Well, first, I have congratulations, because it’s a big step. I know how … Continue reading
Many writers I know are attending the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference this week in Boston. I’m jealous. If you’ve been to AWP, you know the book fair alone is worth the trip. Oh, the books. … Continue reading
Poet Alyse Bensel is reading at YorkArts @ CityArt this Friday at 7 p.m. When I received the press release, I recognized her name from my own poetry world and decided to get in touch with her. Turns out, … Continue reading
First off, let me say that submitting and publishing poems is not for everyone, nor does it have to be. But if you are interested in sending your polished poems out for consideration, or even just learning about some of … Continue reading