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  1. Alabaster

    “Alabaster” appears in poet Stephanie L. Harper’s chapbook “This Being Done”: “I am a pink rose petal’s pale glow / black ash tamped in furrows / between the breaths of the living…”

    Poetry
  2. Maurice Scully

    At the online home of Irish poet Maurice Scully, you’ll find links to published works in PDF format and recordings of his poetry readings.

    Art
  3. For the Love of Haiku

    Check out these five poets who favor the form.

    Poetry
  4. Early Bird Special

    unlike the midnight special / there are no songs / to celebrate the early bird special / no IHOPian bard, / no poet laureate of the blue plate / no bargain basement Dylan / no cut price Cohen / to extol the digestive / and economic benefits / of getting an early start.

    Poetry
    Photo by Julian Jagtenberg
  5. Wind: A Poem by Robert Okaji

    Revel in the beauty of the wind as revealed by poet Robert Okaji: “That it shudders through / and presages an untimely end, / that it transforms the night’s / body and leaves us / breathless and wanting, / petals strewn about”

    Poetry
  6. How Do We Write Now?

    Patricia Lockwood on writing in a time of distractions: “The feeling you get after hours of scrolling that all your thoughts have been replaced with cotton candy . . . as opposed to the feeling of being open to poetry, to being inside the poem, which is the feeling of being honey in the hive.”

    Essay
  7. You must stop reminiscing at every date.

    Monica Byrne shares a winning poem that her father, Donald E. Byrne Jr., wrote about her mother. It was originally published at Red Clay Review.

    Poetry
  8. 5 Tools to Format Your Poems During National Poetry Month

    Penning 30 poems over 30 days in April? Use these five tools in your editor to format your poetry.

    Inspiration
    Poem above by Robert Frost. All poems in the post by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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)
  15. 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