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 Rob Blair Young 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 Rob Blair Young 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.
Roger Waters Writes Poem for Veteran Who Located Where His Father Was Killed

Roger Waters Writes Poem for Veteran Who Located Where His Father Was Killed

News by Dean Fetzer November 13, 2013
The Pink Floyd frontman has sent a poem to 93-year-old Henry Shindler, who discovered the “exact time and place where the singer’s father died during a German attack”.
Bookshots: "The Ogre's Wife" by Ron Koertge

Bookshots: "The Ogre's Wife" by Ron Koertge

Review by Brian McGackin October 17, 2013
Remember when you used to read poetry? Well you're about to start again.
‘Lost’ Rudyard Kipling Poems Give Clues to His “Rebellious Side”

Lost Rudyard Kipling Poems Give Clues to His “Rebellious Side”

News by Dean Fetzer
Recently discovered poems by the author of ‘The Jungle Book’ provide new insight into his anti-establishment leanings.
Afghan Woman Writing

Literary Groups Help Persecuted Women In Afghanistan to Write

News by Christopher Shultz August 28, 2013
Miram Baheer and the Afghan Women's Writing Project help suppressed female voices across the country find an outlet.

Authorial Artists: 5 Painters Who Also Wrote

Column by Christopher Shultz June 26, 2013
If you can apply paint to canvas, then surely you can put pen to paper, right? These five artists added literary writing to their oeuvre. Were they successful?

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: April (and POETRY) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 1, 2013
A poem. An apology. A prompt. Flash Poetry in honor of April's Poetry Month.
Poetry in Google Autocomplete

“Is It Ok To Sleep With Your Cousin?” - Poetry Found In Google’s Autocomplete

News by Dean Fetzer April 4, 2013
Google Poetics is a tumblr blog finding poetry in the automatic suggestions that appear in Google’s search box.

Six Types Of Poems To Banish Writers Block

Column by Kimberly Turner April 4, 2013
It's National Poetry Month, the perfect time to play with language and form. We've got six quick, easy kinds of poetry that will get your creativity flowing, no matter what you're working on.