Share Your Passion: A Writer (and New Blogger) on Finding a Community for Her Work
“There is no writer’s block other than the will of the writer.”
Haiku and photography by Melinda Green Harvey: Don’t be fooled by that / arrow: everything that counts / is on the other side.
Poets on Borders: Perspectives at Poetry International
Poets from around the world share their perspectives on borders.
“an ocean”: A Poem by Charlotte Covey
At Hawaii Pacific Review, a Charlotte Covey poem on writing, wonder, and danger: “you will never be / just a poem. you will / be rocks breaking / ribs, angelfish kissing / wounds.”
Who Says Sorry
Poetry by Rebecca Hazelton: The habit of sealing up sweetness, / of saving but never / tasting, isn’t lost / when the drones disperse, / and the queen is / left to starve.
Poets and Borders
What does it mean to live on or cross the border? What does it mean to be a citizen? Are there borders beyond those that are geographic? At Poetry International, a magazine at San Diego State University, poets from around the world share their thoughts on borders.
The Bucket Drummer
From a poem by musician Thomas Brett:
“but the thing about the beat
that cuts through consciousness
is its sameness
which reminds you how here you are too
walking by this corner again”
From a poem by Michelle Leavitt:
“and the old movies
playing behind our eyes
women checking, checking
checking someone else’s moods
as if that will help”
The Art of Featured Images: Visualizing the Flash Fiction at Just Punch the Clock
Explore the flash fiction and stylized featured images at Just Punch the Clock.
A Recipe for Writing Poetry
A poem about baking and writing from Carolin Messier: “As I roll the pin / across the fifth crust / of buttery dough / to fill fluted pans from France, / my fingers itch / to grasp instead / a pencil.”
“To Plant Words, Not Seeds”: Four Poems for National/Global Poetry Month
A selection of recent favorites from Discover’s poetry archives (and beyond).
On her blog, Robyn Murray publishes poems and stories about random and ordinary things.
I Want To Be Like Water
“I wish I were water.
That my words spilled out.”
Miri Elm at A Short Conversation muses on why she wants to be like water.
Five Poems by Liza Flum
“One girl on Lexington
squints down the block, wearing
red lipstick and a WAR IS OVER
T-shirt, OVER tucked under her belt.”
Read a set of five poems by Liza Flum at Heavy Feather Review.