Mary Oliver’s poetry works in implicit contrast with our daily underestimation of the world.
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“Let us stifle under mud at the pond’s edge
and affirm that it is fitting
and delicious to lose everything.”
A wide open space to show off your original poetry, your favorite copyright-free poem, or any thoughts that you wish to share about poetry.
For more than fifty years, Donald Hall has had a two-sided career, his fifteen books of poetry matched by fifteen books of nonfiction.
T.S. Eliot might have said April is the cruelest month in “The Waste Land,” but I personally have a fondness for the first full month of spring.
Q: I have put together a poetic tribute to Ogden Nash that I have written and would like to have published but don’t have the money to do so on my own. It contains about 64 poems. I would like to know if you know of anyone who might be interested in publishing it, or […]
You pour it all into a poem: your skeleton, your bile, your oozing primordial remnant—your private parts. To be told that the fundamental you is not up to snuff—that’s hard murder.
Angie Kritenbrink reviews prominent Omaha poet’s latest chapbook
If her defence fails, then, my dear friend, like other persons who are enamoured of something, but put a restraint upon themselves when they think their desires opposed to their interests, so too must we after the manner of lovers give her up, though not without a struggle[. . . .] and he who listens […]
I’m going to talk about not poetry of the city, but poetry as a city.
by Aristotle, 350 B.C. I. ‘Imitation’ the common principle of the Arts of Poetry. II. The Objects of Imitation. III. The Manner of Imitation. IV. The Origin and Development of Poetry. V. Definition of the Ludicrous, and a brief sketch of the rise of Comedy. VI. Definition of Tragedy. VII. The Plot must be a […]