GUEST BLOGGER KELLY GRACE THOMAS’ “GHAZALS: EXAMINE YOUR MAGNITUDES”
Different forms of poetry are like different cuts of jeans. Most poems are made from the same material: words. Just like most jeans are made of the same cloth: denim... >>>more
PROFESSER JEFF GUNDY “TELLING IT ALL (OR AT LEAST SOME OF IT)"
Recently, Maggie Smith’s poem “Good Bones” has gotten a lot of attention. The title image comes from the world of real estate: agents trying to sell a house that has lots of obvious problems will point out the underlying excellence of, say, the floor joists, studs, plumbing, and wiring. Good Bones. Sometimes it's true... >>>more
SHELLEY WONG FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH “WRITING AROUND COLOR”
Once, I was part of a class where we read “To World War II” by Kenneth Koch. It’s a sprawling ode poem addressed to a historical event. This is one of the cool things about poetry. You can address objects, history, dead people, animals, etc. You can speak to anyone or anything... >>>more