Poetry is a thing of great beauty and April, when the crocuses bloom and violets peek out their heads, is the perfect month to celebrate it.
National Poetry Month encourages all people to experience poetry. Be it by reading a new book of poetry, spouting memorized lines on the street corner, carrying a poem in your pocket, or attending a poetry reading you have a whole month in which to accomplish this goal.
The best way to experience poetry is out of the mouths of the poets who have crafted it. These videos will introduce you to some of the hottest young poets working today in the genre known as slam. Grab some popcorn and prepare to laugh, cry, and be blown away by fresh new poetry.
New Year's resolutions can be easy to make yet difficult to follow. Here's one that's both easy to make and do!
When was the last time that you read a poem? They are good for your mind and your soul. Poetry can lift you up and take you away from the everyday. So, resolve this year to read a new poem every single day!
It's really easy to read a new poem everyday when they are sent to your email and Poets.org offers just that! A new poem each day for your astute perusal delivered right to your inbox. Often times the poems are so good I have to checkout a book by that author!
The National Book Awards celebrate the best of American Literature published in the last year. The 2010 National Book Award Finalists were announced on October 13 by Pat Conroy at the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home. The winners in each category will be announced on Wednesday, November 17.
Did you know that Colorado has its very own Poet Laureate? David Mason is our newest poet laureate. Appointed to a 4-year term, Mason is committed to bringing poetry to each of Colorado's colorful counties.
James Franco stars as Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, due out in October. This film, more than a biopic, is about the cultural revolution that one poem caused. Also starring are Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeff Daniels.
In these sixty-one new poems, Oliver again shows her amazing ability to write words that let us see and love the natural world. In turn, these images in words reveal things that help us see, and on occasion, understand the huge range of human experiences.