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Podcasts and Poetry

An NPR story talks about how “Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry” for listeners.  I have been listening to podcasts since 2005 when…

Prompt: Epistle

sealed letter – via Flickr An epistle is a letter in verse, usually addressed to a person close to the writer. They are sometimes moral…

In Flander Fields

In 1915, following the Second Battle of Ypres, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a physician with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, wrote the poem, “In Flanders Fields”. …

Poetry Rx

Poetry Rx, as in a poetry “prescription,” is a column the The Paris Review. Readers write in with a specific emotion, and resident poets—Sarah Kay,…

Prompt: The Moon

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madman. – Allen Ginsberg Fly me to the Moon, let me play among the stars Let me see what…

No Time in the Garden

I have written before about poet Stanely Kunitz’s garden in Provincetown. With the start of early gardening here in the Northeast and the recent passing of…

What Are Publishers Looking For?

Poets often ask other poets for advice on where to send poems and for tips about what publishers are seeking. If you send out poems…

A Series of Fortunate Poetry Events 1

“Man hands on misery to man.     It deepens like a coastal shelf.Get out as early as you can,     And don’t have any kids…

Prompt: On a Walk

There are a lot more places online and in books to find writing prompts than there were when Poets Online first appeared in 1998. What…