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Donald Hall

Donald Hall, a former poet laureate of the United States, died on June 23, 2018. He was 89 and had lived much of his life…

Reading Poetry Like a Professor

I had Billy Collin’s warning about some classes in “Introduction to Poetry” when I encountered an article titled “How to read poetry like a professor.”…

Spring and Fountain Online Poetry Retreat

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Dodge Poetry program is offering a free “Spring and Fountain Online.” If you would like to join educators and students…

Stories in Verse

Marilyn Nelson has an impressive body of children’s and adult poetry and other books. I had read her book of poems The Fields of Praise:…

Prompt: Hopper and Poetry

I have been a longtime admirer of the haiga which combines haiku poems, calligraphy and painting. Haiga (俳画, haikai drawing) is a style of Japanese…

Prompt: What You Missed In School

All of us missed some things when we were in school. Maybe you are still in school. From kindergarten through graduate school, we all have…

Finding Poems in Prompts

Years ago, I was in a haiku workshop where the teacher gave us a find-a-word puzzle as a writing prompt and asked us to look…

Getting Published

One of the perennial and difficult to answer questions that writers get in a Q&A is “How can I get published?” When I was in…