Poetic Process

The Broadsided Press Story

Elizabeth Bradfield founded Broadsided Press with the mission to get poetry back in the public sphere.

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Poet Activists

A few years ago, poet activist Michael Rothenberg contacted me. He asked if I would be willing to organize an event for the world-wide 100,000 Poets for Change (100TPC) Day.

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Poetry: “Not for the Fame Hungry”

Adapted from the introduction to Godden’s collection of poetry,  Fishing in the Aftermath.

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The Power of Poetry

What is it about a poem that can push us over the edge of our banal comfort zones?

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Word Canvases

Donald Kolberg, sculptor/painter, as a poet in his word canvases.

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On Anna Akhmatova-Perseverance and Poetry

Caitlin E. Krause contemplates how Akhmatova’s personal trials inspired and improved her poetry.

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Chin Up, Chapbook!

Chapbooks: a wonderfully untapped medium to sample your work. Not just for poetry, but for flash fiction and short stories in general.

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The Minefield and the Soul

“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.”

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The Minefield and the Soul

"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."

A Visit With Donald Hall

Joyce Peseroff pens a tribute to Donald Hall and the house that raised his family as well as his art.

Knowing “Bill” Knott

Knowing Knott, from Tiger Bark Press, is a tribute not only to Bill Knott's poetry but also to the man himself.

Our Friend Phillip

Ned Stuckey-French highlights his experience with writer and friend Phillip Lopate's blog for The American Scholar.

Poetry and News

Rediscovered literary journals and the power of art to give voice.

Review: Salena Godden’s LIVEwire

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.