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  • Poetry for the Holiday Season
    'Tis the season for the magic of poetry (part 1 of 3): Black Gold
    When contemplating such issues as the current protests against the trend of white policemen killing unarmed black men (or boys in the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice) and the unceasing escalation of war and terrorism across the globe, some might...
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas Front Cover
    A timeless holiday classic poem: ‘Twas the Night before Christmas
    One of the oldest holiday poems ‘Twas the Night before Christmas brings plenty of holiday cheer and memories to millions of poetry lovers each year. Author Clement Clarke Moore wrote this classic piece during the early 1800s, and has since...
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening illustrated by Susan Jeffers
    'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' illustrated by Susan Jeffers
    Many, many people are familiar with Robert Frost's iconic poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Not everyone is familiar with the beautifully illustrated book by Susan Jeffers in which she creates a work so lovely that it will...
  • Neopoet a great online community for poets
    Neopoet a great online community for poets
    Neopoet is an online poetry community that offers workshops and forums for poets interested in improving their current work. Joining the site is simple. Just create a username and password and begin setting up your profile. In minutes, you can...
  • Roget's Illusion by Linda Bierds
    Roget's Illusion by Linda Bierds
    I love poetry. So when I stumbled upon the book Roget's Illusion at the library I was quite intrigued. I'd never read the works of Linda Bierds before and the description piqued my interest. So I checked out the book with high hopes and...
  • Register to recite at Emily Dickinson Birthday Marathon Reading Dec. 8 at the Library of Congress.
    Emily Dickinson marathon reading Dec. 8, Library of Congress, register to recite
    "I am afraid to own a Body—/I am afraid to own a Soul," Emily Dickinson wrote. But don't be afraid to read her poetry aloud at the Emily Dickinson Birthday Marathon Reading Dec. 8 at the Library of Congress. The Library's...
  • Michael C Ford - For Openers - Directed by Peter Glantz
    Poetry Examiner's Friday pick: Michael C Ford's new spoken word & music video
    Michael C Ford is a walking encyclopedia of all things rock ‘n roll, of all literature, especially poetry and he has a nearly photographic memory of the political history during his own existence and an encyclopedic knowledge of it before...
  • Jaqueline Suskin | Poem Store
    GO AHEAD & LIKE IT | Q&A w. Jacqueline Suskin
    Dilettante Paper, a new publishing project from the creative collective Dilettante, releases Jacqueline Suskin’s second book, Go Ahead & Like It — an innovative and inviting work of creative-nonfiction that asks the reader to...
  • New York Nadir inspires readers
    New York Nadir by Radomir Vojtech Luza inspires readers
    nadir[ney-der, ney-deer] Spell SyllablesnounAstronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.Astrology. the point of a horoscope opposite the midheaven: the cusp of...
  • Top 5 Veterans Day books
    Top 5 Veterans Day books
    Veterans Day honors the men and women who served in the military. Originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, it was first celebrated in 1919. In 1926, it became a legal holiday honoring World War I...
  • Christina Poetry launches her second CD
    Christina Poetry launches her second CD – upcoming release party
    Motivated by the Minute, Inc. is elated to announce the release of Christina “Poetry” Williamson’s Sophomore Album – “The Fruit of My Lips” on November 15th. The official album release party will be held at The...
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Early Years
    Today’s woman to be celebrated is one of my most treasured poets of all time was born on the same day as me but three centuries before. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6, 1806 and died on June 21, 1861 at the age of 55. She was...
  • Halloween city
    10 of the greatest Halloween poems in the history of American literature
    According to pagan religions, when summer is ending here on earth, it’s just beginning in the Underworld.The word Samhain(pronounced "sow-en") originates from the Gaelic word 'Samhuin',and refers to the daylight portion of...
  • Big Apple Blues
    Big Apple Blues by Tomás Doncker Band - A Review
    Big Apple Blues is a collaborative album that features poet Yusef Komunyakaa and musician Tomás Doncker under the name Tomás Doncker Band. Recently released on the 21st of October via True Groove Records, the pairing team up to produce 10 songs...
  • Kubernik knows 'Leonard Cohen'
    Kubernik knows ‘Leonard Cohen ’
    Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows from Backbeat Books is a new book by writer, editor and journalist Harvey Kubernik. While it appears to be no more than a “coffee table book”, appearances can be very deceiving. Indeed, upon reading the...