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  • DJ Williams
    DJ Williams celebrates new poetry book with interview
    Recently, poet DJ Williams released her new poetry book, "the night was something magic", which is available on Amazon. Williams, in an exclusive interview with Examiner, detailed her journey into the avant-garde, unapologetic poet that...
  • Kids and poetry
    Kids and poetry
    Poetry is a wonderful way for children to have fun with language. It can help children learn about the rhythm of English. Poetry can also help children learn about rhyming. It can help create visual images and it is just a lot of fun. Here are...
  • Interview with picture book author Alison McGhee
    Interview with picture book author Alison McGhee
    Alison McGhee began writing novels, for adults, and then branches out into books and poems and essays and stories for all ages. "Have laptop, will write," is her motto, and that means that she writes wherever she is: hotel rooms,...
  • Overcoming Series:The Overcomer
    Overcoming Series:The Overcomer
    Life is a journey of becoming and the journey oftentimes, is not an easy one. Today's poetry submission (written 9-12-14) comes from yours truly, as I explore feelings that I have had, as I have gone through certain experiences in my life. I...
  • Sweet Spot Rochester Flyer
    The Sweet Spot is coming to Rochester October 12, 2014
    International brand, The Sweet Spot will be heating up the night on Sunday, October 12 at the Radisson Rochester Riverside. The Sweet Spot began in 2006 and was the brainchild of author, poet and artist Ainsley Burrows of BurrowsInk.This high...
  • Haiku and magnolias make award-winning mix in south Mississippi
    Haiku and magnolias make award-winning mix in south Mississippi
    Who would expect to find the exotic, mysterious world of haiku poetry thriving in south Mississippi? Yet for award winning poets Robert Michael Drouilhet and his wife Rebecca Sue Drouilhet, the South provides a nurturing environment which allows...
  • Complex Knowing, cover image
    Complex Knowing by Chris Katsaropoulos
    These poems are unusual in their abstract complexity and varied levels of understanding. The poet wishes to invoke a sixth sense of knowing and succeeds in many of the poems. The reader may feel like an archaeologist piecing together an ancient...
  • The Power of Poetry
    The Power of Poetry: Make poetry a part of you.
    “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the skyWhere all I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by….”These words that I learned so long ago as a child in third or fourth grade, are forever in my mind and...
  • Writing
    Writing as a self therapy
    Writing, in many forms can be very good therapy. Sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can be easier than saying them. I know it is a lot easier for me to write my thoughts and feelings down than saying them because a lot of the time I...
  • Betrayed
    Lemonade Ladies Poetry Night…betrayed
    Rhonda Julian was a beautiful teenage girl. She loved writing poetry, but her mother wanted her to be on stage, so she could say, “Look at what a beautiful daughter, I have.” Her mom could take the credit for Rhonda’s beauty, but...
  • Thelma T. Reyna, author
    Interview with Thelma Reyna, author of 'Rising, Falling, All of Us'
    Thelma T. Reyna is author ofThe Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories(2009), which won four national awards. Her two poetry chapbooks--Breath & Bone(2011) andHearts in Common(2013)--were published by Finishing Line Press. Her new book, a...
  • School
    Poetry for School Days
    As the new school year begins, we settle into a time when life changes for us in so many ways. Our school experiences shape and form us, and we come to discover ourselves in new ways each day. The following are some poems, written about just some...
  • How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen
    Author Alexis Rhone Fancher eats Bukowski for breakfast.
    “When correctly viewed, everything is lewd.” -Tom LehrerIf you are a reader offended by sexual liberation and brutal honesty, this is not the book for you. True erotic poetry needs no fluff, no unicorns. Save that for the lucid...
  • The Purple Chair
    The Purple Chair
    The Purple Chair was written for the Lemonade Ladies poetry night by me. I was not going to include it in the Lemonade Ladies poems I have been publishing; however, one of the other Lemonade Ladies asked me to. She said it touched her, made her...
  • Belt it out
    Inimitable precision: the collected poems of Allen Tate
    Every creative movement that has an impact within the insulating world of letters is marred or augmented by the genealogy of its participants: Ezra Pound, as noted for his influence on the works of Eliot as for his Cantos, lost his mind after...