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.
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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Penn State student, Windsor Township native and October Poem of the Month contest winner Brittany Truscott is a busy gal. When she’s not writing contest-winning poetry and going to classes, she’s running a blog with a unique mission: to get … Continue reading
It’s November, which means it’s once again time for the biannual Poem A Day Challenge via the Writer’s Digest. The guidelines indicate that the goal is to produce a chapbook-length collection of poems by writing one poem every day throughout … Continue reading
I’ve been getting some positive feedback about the Poem of the Month contest — from YDR readers who enjoy seeing the occasional poem in print to people who are just discovering the blog, but also, from the poets who are … Continue reading
Every April for National Poetry Month, Writer’s Digest blogger Robert Lee Brewer posts a daily prompt for poets to encourage them to compose a poem a day. Last April, I made it to the 21st or so before my creative … Continue reading