Posts Tagged: poetry

20 Poems on 64 Pages Examine Women’s Emotional, Sexual & Psychological Journeys

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, was created in 1974, and though some lines and images feel stuck in that disco-era reality, the emotional core of the work is timeless. They are reflections on

20 Poems on 64 Pages Examine Women’s Emotional, Sexual & Psychological Journeys

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, was created in 1974, and though some lines and images feel stuck in that disco-era reality, the emotional core of the work is timeless. They are reflections on

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Richard Blanco- America’s 5th Poet Laureate Proclaims: Diversity is Relative

 “Diversity of opportunity is important in fulfilling life,” is just one of the many thoughts that Richard Blanco left the room of librarians (at the Diversity Summit of the Texas Library Association’s 2015 conference) to ponder. The event began with

Richard Blanco- America’s 5th Poet Laureate Proclaims: Diversity is Relative

 “Diversity of opportunity is important in fulfilling life,” is just one of the many thoughts that Richard Blanco left the room of librarians (at the Diversity Summit of the Texas Library Association’s 2015 conference) to ponder. The event began with

Some of the visual candy in the film Bright Star with the John Keats Poem: Ode to a Nightingale

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains  My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains  One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:’Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,  But being too happy in

Some of the visual candy in the film Bright Star with the John Keats Poem: Ode to a Nightingale

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains  My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains  One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:’Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,  But being too happy in

“Clearly, a little permission is a dangerous thing.” Tess Gallagher – This Week’s Featured Poet in Celebration of National Poetry Month

Tess Gallagher may, unfairly, be more known for her marriage to short story legend Raymond Carver than she is for her own impressive body of work. She studied writing at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop with Theodore Roethke and has numerous poetry

“Clearly, a little permission is a dangerous thing.” Tess Gallagher – This Week’s Featured Poet in Celebration of National Poetry Month

Tess Gallagher may, unfairly, be more known for her marriage to short story legend Raymond Carver than she is for her own impressive body of work. She studied writing at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop with Theodore Roethke and has numerous poetry

April is National Poetry Month – This Week’s Featured Poet – Saul Williams

Saul Williams doesn’t like to be identified with any specific label but he has been called, poet, artist, rapper, singer and more. He first gained popularity in 1995 when he began his prolific open mic career. In 1996 he won

April is National Poetry Month – This Week’s Featured Poet – Saul Williams

Saul Williams doesn’t like to be identified with any specific label but he has been called, poet, artist, rapper, singer and more. He first gained popularity in 1995 when he began his prolific open mic career. In 1996 he won

A Poem Traveled Down My Arm by Alice Walker

This brief, portable collection of micro poems and simple sketches was intriguing to me from the dedication line: To water. Alice Walker explains that after being assigned the task of autographing 1,000’s of books she decided to shake things up

A Poem Traveled Down My Arm by Alice Walker

This brief, portable collection of micro poems and simple sketches was intriguing to me from the dedication line: To water. Alice Walker explains that after being assigned the task of autographing 1,000’s of books she decided to shake things up