National Poetry Month 2013 Open Thread

Open Mic poetry and music reading

National Poetry Month has returned. We say, “Up with poetry!”

In the wide-open space below, otherwise known as the comments, feel free to contribute your original poetry, your favorite poet’s copyright-free verse, a link to a page of poetry you like, or any thoughts about poetry you wish to share.

(Alternatively, if you’re willing to wait a few months to see your verse online, you may submit your poetry for official publication in our journal.)

Note: We aren’t the lovely people in that photo. It’s a random image from Flickr.

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  • Today to kick off National Poetry Month we published an interview with emerging poet Sarah Crossland. You can read some of her poetry at The Boston Review:

    http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.6/sarah_crossland_poetry_contest_winner_poem.php

  • SELF-PITY by D.H. Lawrence

    I never saw a wild thing
    sorry for itself.
    A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
    without ever having felt sorry for itself.

  • Seenjo11

    What to do?

    Past counter and
    out door,
    across parking lot
    and onto canvas,
    night promises scars.

    Yes sun set.
    Points darkened.
    I flirt with ignominy.
    Grease-dirty. Aware
    of tricksters.

  • Seenjo11

    What to do?

    Past counter and
    out door,
    across parking lot
    and onto canvas,
    night promises scars.

    Yes sun set.
    Points darkened.
    I flirt with ignominy.
    Grease-dirty. Aware
    of tricksters.

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