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Prompt: Valentines

I was watching the video of Naomi Shihab Nye reading “Valentine for Ernest Mann,” which was made as part of the Academy of American Poets’ educational…

Live in the Layers

Searching for poems this past week to use in our upcoming prompts, I came upon Stanley Kunitz’s poem “The Layers.” It is a poem I…

Poets and Hollywood: The Kindergarten Teacher

Have you seen the film The Kindergarten Teacher, now available on Netflix? “In her new film “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring…

Prompt: Poetry in School

Most of us were introduced to poetry in school. As a teacher, I hope it was a kind introduction, but there are many people whose…

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Approach of Winterby William Carlos Williams The half-stripped treesstruck by a wind together,bending all,the leaves flutter drilyand refuse to let goor driven like hailstream bitterly…

Can a robot write poetry?

Can a robot write poetry? That is the question posed in the headline of an article on IrishTimes.com. The first reaction of most poets would probably…

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…