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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Stacia Fleegal interviews York poet laureate Carla Christopher on the new WRCT arts-themed show, “Culture and Main.”
Feb. 11, 2013 marks 50 years since American poet Sylvia Plath committed suicide.
Maya Angelou spoke Feb. 4, 2013, at York College of Pennsylvania.
Last week, Tracy K. Smith won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection Life on Mars. I actually just finished reading these poems a month or so ago, and can say with absolute certainty that Smith deserves this recognition. … Continue reading
One of the first poets I became acquainted with on moving to the area is Carol Clark Williams. I’m grateful my boyfriend is proud of what I do and talks me up to people he meets because when his and … Continue reading
The first half of National Poetry Month is almost behind us. Don’t let NaPoMo get away from you! Check out these York poetry events for the second half of April, direct from YDR’s Flipside PA calendar:
April is National Poetry Month, so happy holidays! Some of my writer friends have talked me into “celebrating” this holiday by pledging to write a poem every day. Hmm. Do my other writer friends work? Of course they do. And … Continue reading