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
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
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.
Interview, Leza Cantoral, Bizarro, Poetry

A Conversation With Leza Cantoral on Trash Pandas, Writing Partner Partners, and the Bizarro Genre

Interview by Rob Hart
Leza Cantoral stops by for a chat about her poetry, her podcasting, her writing, and some gossip about her fiancé, fellow writer Christoph Paul.

How 'The Mists of Avalon' Redefined King Arthur from the Female Perspective

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at the 1983 novel and its reframed feminist perspective on the classic male-centric tale of King Arthur.

10 Reasons Why Poetry is the Manliest of Genres

Column by Gabino Iglesias
We all know genres aren't male or female, but if they all ended up in a bar fight, would poetry be the manliest?

Happy Birthday, Anne Sexton

Column by Leah Dearborn November 10, 2016
Anne Sexton was a remarkable woman whose work demonstrated the convalescent powers of the written word.

10 Poems to Old-School Your Halloween

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 27, 2016
Watching horror movies is an obvious way to celebrate the 31st, but if you want something a little more atmospheric, gathering around a campfire and reading some creepy poems aloud can’t be beat.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Prince's Poetics Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 31, 2016
The Prince of Purple knew how to write Poetry. Let's try our hand.
When It Rains, It Poems: Boston's Poetry Project

When It Rains, It Poems: Boston's Poetry Project

News by Peter Derk May 25, 2016
Mass Poetry is using water repellent spray to make poems magically appear when it rains.

Finding Poetry In Computer Code

Column by Leah Dearborn April 12, 2016
Is there a linguistic elegance to code? Is it only ever for issuing commands, or can it be for the enjoyment of the programmer?
Lost J.R.R. Tolkien Poems Discovered

Lost J.R.R. Tolkien Poems Discovered

News by Raine Winters
One (or in this case, two) poem to rule them all.

10 Love Poems Beyond Roses Are Red

Column by Peter Derk February 9, 2016
'Roses are red' just doesn't cut it anymore. Load up with some real poetry.

Editor's Notes: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Column by Peter Derk
A magical, whimsical poem is given the editor's best.
Secret T.S. Eliot Cat Poem Uncovered

Secret T.S. Eliot Cat Poem Uncovered

News by Raine Winters
Meet Cumberleylaude, a famous feline with refined tastes.
West Hollywood City Poet Steven Reigns photographed by Jenny Walters

Words On The Streets: City Poet Steven Reigns

Interview by Karina Wilson August 27, 2015
Cities across the world are appointing official city poets as a badge of civic pride. Passing fad, or permanent shift in the landscape? West Hollywood's Steven Reigns gives us the skinny.