Poetic Process

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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The Contemporary Haiku

In reality, haiku is fresh, exciting, abstract, and quite often filled with whimsy.

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Explicating the Poetic Process

Amy Nawrocki creates and assesses a poem inspired by a misspelling and a snake in her basement.

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The Broadsided Press Story

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

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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.

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From Novelist to Poet

“Particular words have ways of thrumming in my mind, and it was years before I would realize poetry rather than fiction would be their best conduit.”

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Poetry and News

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

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Our Friend Phillip

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

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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.