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.

Culling the Poetry Classics: Langston Hughes

Column by Brian McGackin
Sifting through history, one poet at a time.
New Horizons Image of Pluto

NSFW Poem About Pluto Blows Up Twitter

News by Christopher Shultz
Released in Poetry Magazine back in April, the piece by Fatima Asghar rose in popularity yesterday after an historic flyby of the (non) planet.

Culling the Poetry Classics: Sylvia Plath

Column by Brian McGackin June 4, 2015
Sifting through history, one poet at a time.

Culling the Poetry Classics: T.S. Eliot

Column by Brian McGackin April 27, 2015
Sifting through history, one poet at a time.

Elegy For A Dead World: The Poetry Game

Column by Peter Derk April 9, 2015
How video games got me to enjoy Byron. LORD Byron!
Bookshots: 'Dark Sparkler' by Amber Tamblyn

Bookshots: 'Dark Sparkler' by Amber Tamblyn

Review by Brian McGackin
My three least favorite words in the English language to read in succession are "actor and poet."

Leonard Nimoy: The Literary Life

Column by Christopher Shultz
He wasn't just Spock. Mr. Nimoy was both a promoter of and contributor to literature and the bookish arts. Let's explore this lesser known side of the actor.

Trash or Treasure? A List of Five Obscure Literary Movements

Column by Leah Dearborn March 19, 2015
From to Spiralism to Martian poetry, not every idea finds a solid foothold in history or a wide audience.