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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One of Versify’s projects for National Poetry Month was to do an exquisite corpse collaborative writing exercise with members of the Teen Takeover staff. Madeleine Nesbitt, Willow Pinkerton and Brady Achterberg enthusiastically volunteered to take up the challenge. I created a … 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
Second consecutive day of teen poetry! Today, YDR’s Teen Takeover blog features a poem by Spring Grove Area High School student Bria Topper called “Succumb to the wind.” Check it out! My favorite part of this poem?
This YDR blog is giving that YDR blog a high-five this rainy Monday morning. Kudos to Madeleine Nesbitt for blogging a poem called “A Torrent” on this teen-produced blog for young people in York and Adams counties. My favorite part … Continue reading