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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A trend I’m noticing in poetry today is that while political poetry is seeing a resurgence, young people are the ones writing tribute poems to our troops overseas. These poems certainly have political implications (arguably, implications that the reader imposes), … Continue reading
I don’t even have to tell you how popular tribute poems are — the number that have been rolling into my email in box lately is testament enough! I appreciate all who are reading and wanting to participate in the … Continue reading
While the earliest poems were in the mode of oral tradition — stories passed down through families and communities about historical events — there is no denying that the tribute is one of the most popular kinds of poem. John … Continue reading
The latest reader-submitted poem is from Melanie Simms of Sunbury, Pa., which is a little outside of my regional focus, but I’m posting for two reasons. First, Sunbury is close to my college stomping ground of Williamsport, and the nostalgia … Continue reading