Writing Advice From Metal Songs

Column by Elle Nash May 8, 2020
Take heed from these brutal overlords of shred and get back to work.

The Resurrection of Sylvia Plath's "Ariel"

Column by Leza Cantoral
A battle of the narratives between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

Why Genre Writers Should Read Poetry

Column by Christoph Paul
You should read some poems / So your prose flows with style / Read this article

A Poetry FAQ for Regular Folks

Column by Peter Derk
Poetry: It's not as bad as a colonoscopy.

Celebrating the Woman Who Would Become Maya Angelou, on her Birthday

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
The poet we know found her way through life with the help of many different art forms.

Why I'm Writing Poetry Again: A Celebration of National Poetry Day

Column by Karis Rogerson
In light of the UN's World Poetry Day, Karis Rogerson explores how she started writing poetry again, and how it's helped.

9 Sexy Poems to Read with Your Valentine

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Forget to buy your S.O. a Valentine’s present? Need a last-minute plan for making a night at home special? Set on wooing your literary darling? Never fear: poetry is here!

Why Isn't More Poetry Funny?

Column by Peter Derk
The greatest poetry question since that one that old dude wrote about which road to take.
Interview: 10 Questions with Francesco Levato

Interview: 10 Questions with Francesco Levato

Interview by Leza Cantoral
The "Arsenal/Sin Documentos" author discusses art, heritage and activism, and how they intersect.

Summer Reading for Writers

Column by Joshua Isard
Who says writers shouldn't enjoy a summer read?

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners For Fiction and Poetry

Column by Emmanuel Nataf May 16, 2019
Learn the basics of the Pulitzer Prize, and take a look at the 2019 award-winners for Fiction and Poetry — which both have an environmental focus.

11 Classic Poetry Collections to Celebrate World Poetry Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Check out 11 of the best poetry collections of modern literature to celebrate World Poetry Day!

10 Black Caribbean Authors You Need to Read

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Every month is a great month to read black authors, but February is a good time to remind readers of this. Here are some authors that will help you explore the black experience in the Caribbean.

10 Books That Feel Like Exes

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Different books stay with you for different reasons. Not all those reasons are good.
An Interview with 'The Blue Kingfisher' author Erica Wright

Birds and Snakes and Bugs, Oh My! An Interview with 'The Blue Kingfisher' author Erica Wright

Interview by Steph Post
An Interview with Erica Wright, crime fiction writer and poet, on the debut of her latest Kat Stone private investigator novel: 'The Blue Kingfisher'.

It Took Me 10 Years to Publish My Poetry Collection

Column by Christoph Paul
The highs, lows, and peace that comes with finally finishing a poetry collection.
Interview with Lit Witch Lisa Marie Basile

Interview with Lit Witch Lisa Marie Basile

Interview by Christoph Paul
We interview author, poet, and editor, Lisa Marie Basile, on the release day of her new book.

A Call to Save Steepletop: Why Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Home Matters

Column by Leah Dearborn
"Dear Friend of the Millay Society," reads a letter from Board President, Vincent Elizabeth Barnett. "I am calling on you to help us Save Steepletop. We are in danger of closing our doors."

Poems to Read in an Existential Crisis and Other Unnecessarily Specific Recommendations

Column by Annie Neugebauer June 21, 2018
Even if poetry isn’t generally your reading of choice, there’s something pretty magical about finding the perfect poem to read at the perfect time. Here are 15 to get you started.

AWP 2018 Round Up

Column by Christoph Paul April 6, 2018
I Tabled, I Read, and I Tampaed.

Forget the Love Poems This Valentine's Day, But Fall in Love With Poetry

Column by Justin Hunter February 12, 2018
Poetry is more than the cheesy words written on Valentine's Day cards. Learn to love poetry even if you're not a poet.

Celebrating Langston Hughes

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Kick off Black History Month with the words of one of the most enduring African American authors, the great Langston Hughes.

All the Way There: The Best Books of 2017...Part 2

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 29, 2017
The year is almost over and it's time to look back at the best books of the second half of the year.

7 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Placing in Poetry Contests

Column by Annie Neugebauer November 22, 2017
Playing to the judges: There’s a decent amount of money to be made winning poetry contests – if you reach a point where you can consistently place. Here are 7 tips to increase your odds.

10 MORE Poems to Old-School Your Halloween

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 24, 2017
Looking for a screen-free way to celebrate the creepiest time of year? Reading poems aloud around a campfire is the most atmospheric way ever! Here are ten poems for suggested reading.