Poetry Filter
  1. Writing Poetry

    The caesuras in Dwight L. Roth’s poem add a poignant gravity to his verse:
     
    “My words // chosen carefully…
    Like stepping on wet rocks
    crossing a stream.”

    Poetry
  2. Sweetmoon Photography

    Sweetmoon Photography is the creative outlet of poet and artist Tenille K. Campbell, who specializes in photographing indigenous people.

    Art
  3. A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2018

    At Poethead, Christine Murray curates a selection of poetry from women poets around the world, including Seanín Hughes from Ireland and Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan.

    Poetry
  4. For My Brothers and Sisters

    “My sister and I were once in the Child Welfare System so the death of Tina Fontaine struck me personally.” At Tea&Bannock, guest blogger Kailey Arthurson’s poem calls us to defend the sacred, to defend the children.

    Abuse
    Photo by Tennille K. Campbell
  5. Meanjin

    One of Australia’s leading and longest-running literary journals, Meanjin Quarterly publishes essays, fiction, and poetry by authors ranging from the up and coming to the globally celebrated.

    Authors
  6. Haibun: The Feather

    “You were once the pinnacle of aviation engineering, now less purposeful than you appear.”
     
    Read a haibun from Marina Sofia at findingtimetowrite, in response to Haibun Monday at dVerse Poets.

    Poetry
  7. Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair on Colten Boushie

    Murray Sinclair, Canadian Senator and former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, reflects on Colten Boushie: “I grieve for other mothers / with empty arms / who now think of their loss / at the hands of others.”

    Current Events
  8. The MFA Years

    Founded and edited by Caitlin Neely, The MFA Years follows the experiences of first and second year MFA candidates in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

    Academia
  9. First Star

    Ryler Dustin’s poem, “First Star,” recalls his first love: ” . . . her wrists so defenceless that the world, for the first time, frightens you — and you begin, in that light, to know what it is.”

    Poetry
    Photo by Neale LaSalle (Pexels)
  10. On Poetry and Photography

    Guest blogger Kelsie Marchand, a Syilx woman from the Okanagan Territory in British Columbia, at Tea&Bannock: “I used to be a lost soul and when I found that photography can be an expression of unspeakable words, then I felt as though I found my true self.”

    Inspiration
    Image by Kelsie Marchand
  11. Baring It

    “Over time, the body,
    when bitten enough,
    can build up a tolerance . . . ”
     
    Read the rest of “Baring It,” a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer at A Hundred Falling Veils.

    Poetry
  12. Revisiting Discarded Post-it Poetry: An Idea That Sticks

    Melissa Kandel interviews sob, a poet who writes poems on crumpled post-it notes and leaves them in public spaces in Los Angeles, California.

    Art
  13. Pix to Words

    Patrick Jennings, an avid landscape photographer based in Vancouver, Canada, brings together images and poetry on his photoblog, Pix to Words.

    Inspiration
  14. haiku.blog

    Web developer Ben Dwyer has published a new haiku every day since March, 2015 — more than 1,000 days. Visit his archives at haiku.blog, where his march towards 2,000 haiku is already underway.

    Inspiration
  15. Recipe for Mornings After

    “Whip egg whites, expectations, preheat an oven  /  carefully cultivate delicate friendships with belligerent drunks.”

    Poetry
    Photo by meeralee via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)