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  • A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'
    Jess Burnquist teaches creative writing at an Arizona high school. She talks about how one lesson helped a class become a team.

  • Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, March 29, 2015
    By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Poetry is a good way to capture epiphanies, and this poem by Penny Harter does just that. Harter lives and teaches in New Jersey. In the Dark At bedtime, my grandson's breath rasps in and out of fragile lungs. Holding the nebulizer mask over his nose and mouth, I rock him on my lap and hum read more

  • Hollie Poetry: woman versus world – one poem at a time
    Performance poet Hollie Poetry on why always wanting to throw up before a gig is a small price to pay for spreading the word Long before she quit her day job and adopted the stage name Hollie Poetry, Hollie McNish was scribbling poems on whatever surface she could find. She started at the age of four, and when we meet she is clutching a folder full of her teenage work. “They’re terrible,” she ...

  • American Life in Poetry - Sun, 29 Mar 2015 PST
    Poetry is a good way to capture epiphanies, and this poem by Penny Harter does just that. Harter lives and teaches in New Jersey. In the Dark

  • The Mindful Reader NH poets share deep and playful images
    It's almost April, and that means National Poetry Month. If your immediate reaction to that statement is to roll your eyes, shake your head, or yawn, bear with me. And listen to the words of Charles Simic, Pulitzer Prize winner, former U.S. poet laureate, and longtime New Hampshire resident, who notes in 'The Life of Images,' his new book of collected essays, 'Poems are other people's snapshots ...

  • NH poets share deep and playful images
    It's almost April, and that means National Poetry Month. If your immediate reaction to that statement is to roll your eyes, shake your head, or yawn, bear with me. And listen to the words of Charles Simic, Pulitzer Prize winner, former U.S. poet laureate, and longtime New Hampshire resident, who notes in 'The Life of Images,' his new book of collected essays, 'Poems are other people's snapshots ...

  • Campaign in Poetry
    The Emma Press has announced the poets who will feature in their forthcoming anthology of urgent new political poems, Campaign in Poetry , publishing on 2nd April 2015.

  • Cicada Magazine: stories and poetry written by and for teens and young adults
    Cicada Magazines top-quality YA fiction, poetry, comics and art come alive in the Cicada app for ages 14 plus! Are you a young writer,...

  • Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender
    Alissa Quart's first book of poetry is both personal and universal - inspired by work and research she has done as a journalist.

  • Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression
    Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the depression that was choking her. Eventually, that writing pulled her out of depression. She found her voice when she arrived at the University of Texas, at slam poetry ...