"I do believe an author’s biographical identity is an insufficient marker for experience—even impossible to pin down with any accuracy—and the same holds true for a reader’s. This is the beginning of compassion for others."
Amy Nawrocki creates and assesses a poem inspired by a misspelling and a snake in her basement.
Elizabeth Bradfield founded Broadsided Press with the mission to get poetry back in the public sphere.
Joyce Peseroff pens a tribute to Donald Hall and the house that raised his family as well as his art.
Poet and WTP contributor Lisa Stice contemplates how the context of her life has influenced what she writes about and how she writes her poetry.
Knowing Knott, from Tiger Bark Press, is a tribute not only to Bill Knott's poetry but also to the man himself.
Ned Stuckey-French highlights his experience with writer and friend Phillip Lopate's blog for The American Scholar.
Caitlin E. Krause contemplates how Akhmatova's personal trials inspired and improved her poetry.
Rediscovered literary journals and the power of art to give voice.
Jo Ely reviews Salena Godden's album, Live Wire, a is a thoughtful compilation of Godden's poetry performances in theatre and festivals from over the years.