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In Paris—Charles Bane, Jr., Reading [dropcap]C[/dropcap]harles Bane, Jr., publishes occasional fiction, but his writing life is devoted to poetry and its advocacy. His first book of poetry came to the notice of Past U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall, who corresponded with him for a year. These letters were donated to The Paris Review and University …
“It’s always been my sanctuary. Ever since I was very, very young I’ve retreated into the written word.”
WTP-featured poet Sue D. Burton challenges readers to write an ode to something that has been lost…or, something that has been recovered.
It was the concentration, the distillation, the pressing close of words, the patterns opening in eye and ear, the hope of the sheer complexity of life finding some kind of clarified echo…
“I tell myself to live writing!” Sara London speaks with Lee Briccetti, executive director of Poets House in New York City, on stylistic choices in her work, events from Poets House, her inspiration, and more.
Lee Briccetti challenges poets to seven days of exploring and writing haikus, inspired by a poem from Lorine Niedecker.
The Poet’s Pulse
Imagined Lives in Poetry
Mary Gilliland discusses her poems, which “speak in or of lives…not literally lived, lives that come to life in [her] imagination.”
An Ekphrastic Exercise
A simple ekphrastic poetry prompt from Robert B. Shaw, with an example from another WTP writer Susan Tepper.