An open letter to Anne Sexton on her birthday.
There are a lot of ways that poetry can not only strengthen your writing career and author brand, but also your bank account.
Contemporary poetry recommendations from the first half of 2022.
In: Critical Writing, Education, literary criticism, Poetry, Poetry, Research, Sylvia Plath, Teenagers, Young Adult
We still treat teenagers like their interests and passions are amusing instead of existence-altering. So I wrote a book on Sylvia Plath to challenge that.
A haunting open letter to the influential American poet.
Sometimes the best way to retell a tarnished story is through poetry. Steven Reigns' new book, "A Quilt For David", re-examines an old moral panic from the 1990s and finds it wanting.
An open letter to Charles Bukowski on his birthday.
By Jay Wilburn
There are important things prose authors can learn by experimenting with haiku. It is an easy artform to take up, but difficult to master.