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  1. Celebrating Diversity, Form, and Voice: National Poetry Month

    Because we can never get enough poetry.

    Art
    Visual Poem by Katy Telling via Soft Cartel.
  2. As we grow old

    A beautiful poem on aging and and wisdom by Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: As we grow old / the ground we walk on / rises up / so that, / as each of those few moments / left to us / pass by…

    Poetry
  3. No Tokens

    No Tokens is a journal celebrating work that is felt in the spine.” Run entirely by women and non-binary individuals, No Tokens is dedicated to featuring the words and artwork of all voices of the past, present, and future.

    Writing
  4. An interview with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas

    “Too many of us seem to have been taught that poems are supposed to be solved, some ‘deeper meaning’ discovered and extracted like a vein of ore from a mine. If we can’t find ‘it’ . . . we feel inadequate.” Rebecca Moon Ruark interviews Dave Lucas on her blog, Rust Belt Girl.

    Interviews
  5. Acts of Faith

    If I am lost in the blowing grasses, / If I wander from the path, / I am in your hands, time. / And in them there is a stillness, / Where light become animate, / And tactile, / Like little lost pieces of a former self.

    Poetry
  6. Back Home

    “My body / is my home, / but I shuttered it / awhile back, / and I’ve hovered nearby / like a tangled kite, / a drunken bird.”

    Poetry
  7. Insomnia

    “I try to wash away the sleepiness / from my insomnia laden eyes / pick a fresh sheet of paper / spread clean water till it sheens / like fresh snow on a sunny day / clean and load the brushes with colours…”

    Art
    Photo by Zaksheuskaya from Pexels.
  8. Remembering Mary Oliver

    Three visual artists pay tribute to the late poet.

    Poetry
    © Rachel Giese Brown
  9. 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
  10. Throwback Thursday: Five Favorite Posts from 2018

    What moved you in 2018? Share your favorite posts in the comments.

    Inspiration
    Art by madebyfay
  11. 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
  12. For the Love of Haiku

    Check out these five poets who favor the form.

    Poetry
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Banango Street

    Banango Street is a thrice-yearly literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

    Journals & Magazines
    Banango Street -- A literary journal.