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.
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- Larry B. Tibbs on May Poem of the Month contest
- Jess Waller on May Poem of the Month contest
- Sarah Trimmer on May Poem of the Month contest
- Richard Thomas on May Poem of the Month contest
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National Poetry Month has come to a close, as has the April Poem of the Month contest, the prompt for which was to write a poem that is in some way about poetry. This month, and for the third month … Continue reading
Richard Thomas is a retired teacher from Spring Grove Township who writes poems not for children, and not for adults or even teenagers, but “for and about tween-age students and their lives, inside and outside of school.” He collects and publishes … Continue reading
It should be immediately noted that I am a huge fan of the sonnet. Big-time. Traditional or experimental, I have nothing but love for the form that my favorite poet and former teacher Molly Peacock says has “a primitive appeal … Continue reading
Tickled pink to receive my first poem from a YDR reader this week! Bertram Barnett of Dillsburg had this to say about his poetic preferences: