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When a Sad Song Made It Better
Author, Humorist and Squeamish Adventurer
Dropping the needle, I would rush to sprawl across my twin bed and pick up the stiff cardboard album jacket. Only then, once the music began, did I allow myself the magic of studying the album's back cover and the lyrics printed on the inside liner.
The Reading Series: Zachary Pace's 'The Lovers'
Zachary Pace's poem moves forward quickly because it only rests on one period. The incorporation of m-dashes, commas, line breaks, and parentheses create necessary pauses (breaks for both the reader and the poet).
Poetic Justice: Marie Howe Named New York Laureate
Bestselling author and teacher. www.markmatousek.com
Marie Howe isn't a woman with grand illusions about things like awards, career, or the mawkish vicissitudes of the book world. Still, she's grateful to have been chosen to be New York's new poet laureate and determined not to waste this opportunity.
Author, New York Times bestseller 'The Book of Awakening'
Everyone in life must face and move through time. Feeling how precious life is, we tend to squeeze as much as we can out of the moment.
Gift a Poem: Please a Heart
Traveler, speaker, writer
So often we are told "think before you speak." In our world of mass media most words are collections of mass trinkets that say very little of worth. A poem is different.
The Flame of Beauty: Reflections On A Poet's Journey
Vanessa D. Fisher
Author, Poet, Public Speaker, Cultural Critic, Global Nomad
Poetry has been my quiet and humble redeemer, and it has also taught me that there is nothing that art can't hold, no matter how dark.
What Happens When A Bro Writes Poetry?
Why are so many guys afraid of poetry? Is it because they don't think they'll get it? Is it too mushy and emotional and girly for their manliness to handle? Screw that.
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WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Your Word?
A sense of play and magical thinking is what's naturally alive in children. Poem making is a means for them to strengthen and explore that part of themselves.
Poetry Isn't Dying, It's Experiencing A Renaissance
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Poetry Reviews: What's The Point?
The Creative Spark
It took me months and years before I finally gathered enough courage to print off a bunch of my poems, and plonk them furtively on the table of a trusted friend.
Writing Self, Best Self?
Poet and Creativity Coach
Through writing we may access our most alert, best self, and perhaps that's what makes the work so irresistible, despite the uncertainty of employment or publication.
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