5 Remembrances Of Philip Levine

5 Remembrances Of Philip Levine

News by Peter Derk
5 things you should know about Philip Levine, former U.S. Poet Laureate who passed this weekend.

Culling the Poetry Classics: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Column by Brian McGackin February 12, 2015
Sifting through history, one tortured poet at a time.

Culling the Poetry Classics: Robert Frost

Column by Brian McGackin
Sifting through history, one tortured poet at a time.
Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Review by Brian McGackin
Horror graphics poetically graphed. No, that's not right: graphic graphic horror poetry. Almost. Wait, I have it this time: graphic horror poetry told graphically.
Elegy For A Dead Planet: The Poetry of Video Games

Elegy For A Dead Planet: The Poetry of Video Games

News by Peter Derk January 8, 2015
A new video game puts players in the role of poet.
Bookshots: 'The Poetic Edda' translated by Jeramy Dodds

Bookshots: 'The Poetic Edda' translated by Jeramy Dodds

Review by Brian McGackin December 11, 2014
Norse gods! Epic heroes! Fart jokes!

Spells and the Physical Power of Words

Column by Leah Dearborn
While poems are seen as acceptable expressions of emotion or thought, magical incantations are generally left to fiction. But there is evidence that words can make a very physical impact on the world.

The Curious, Poetic Lives of the Rossetti Siblings

Column by Leah Dearborn
Born to a literary scholar obsessed with the works of Dante, siblings Christina and Dante Rossetti would respectively become some of the most famous poets of the Victorian era.

Poetry Fun-0-1: America the Beautiful

Column by Brian McGackin July 17, 2014
O say does that star-spangled poem yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Writing Lessons from the Dead: Charles Bukowski

Column by Max Booth III June 26, 2014
Charles Bukowski checks into Max's hotel and drinks all his whiskey while offering writing advice.
Whitman Book Sells For $305,000

Leaves Of Green: Whitman Book Sells For $305,000

News by Peter Derk June 20, 2014
A first edition of 'Leaves Of Grass' by Walt Whitman sold at auction for $305,000. It more than doubled Christie's estimate and is a new record for a Whitman book.
5 Small Tributes To Maya Angelou

5 Small Tributes To Maya Angelou

News by Peter Derk
Maya Angelou, Poet Laureate, passes away at age 86.
Poetry's Big Bang

Poetry's Big Bang: Poetryarchive.org

News by Peter Derk May 27, 2014
Former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion has launched poetryarchive.org, a site that offers audio poetry readings for download.

Poetry Fun-0-1: How to Write a Sonnet

Column by Brian McGackin May 23, 2014
How do I love sonnets? Let me count the — wait...

Seven Songs, Seven Literary Devices — Celebrating the Poetics of Songwriting

Column by Taylor Houston April 25, 2014
Songs are poems, too. Or, the article in which I mention Katy Perry, Yeezy, Ezra Pound, Dante, and Flight of the Concords.
Robopoets: Americans See Robot-Created Art On The Horizon

Robopoets: Americans See Robot-Created Art On The Horizon

News by Peter Derk April 23, 2014
Pew study shows 51% of Americans believe that within 50 years machines will create art indistinguishable from human-created art.

9 Poems That Will Change Your Mind About Poetry

Column by Robbie Blair April 22, 2014
An article exploring the wide range of poetic styles — and showing why saying you "don't like poetry" is just as silly as saying you don't like books.

Indie Press Spotlight: Red Hen Press

Column by Brian McGackin
Meet your new favorite Indie Press.
Bookshots: 'Broom Broom' by Brecken Hancock

Bookshots: 'Broom Broom' by Brecken Hancock

Review by Brian McGackin
Wait, you don't like poetry? Shut up, you like poetry.
Bookshots: 'Falling Out of Time' by David Grossman

Bookshots: 'Falling Out of Time' by David Grossman

Review by Brian McGackin
If only it were possible to walk a loved one's death away...

Drunk Dubliners and Other Irish Writers Worth Reading

Column by Robbie Blair March 17, 2014
Happy St. Paddy's Day! I take you through Irish literary history and show off some of the best writers from the Emerald Isle.

Poetry Fun-0-1: Greetings from the Emerald Isle

Column by Brian McGackin
Where do you think limericks even came from?

Poetry Fun-0-1: Love Poems

Column by Brian McGackin February 13, 2014
Learning to love (poetry) again.
Russian Man Stabbed To Death For Asserting Poetry Is Not Literature

Russian Man Stabbed To Death For Asserting Poetry Is Not Literature

News by Sean May January 31, 2014
A man in Russia's Ural Mountains was stabbed to death in an argument over whether or not poetry has literary value.

Poetry Fun-0-1: Intro to Poetry

Column by Brian McGackin January 16, 2014
You guys, poetry isn't dead.