national poetry month


V.25 No.17 | 4/28/2016

Poetry News

The Province of the Heart

Selected poems for National Poetry Month

Maggie Grimason asks a number of local creatives to contribute to a suggested reading list for National Poetry Month.
V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
Lisa Gill
Gina Marselle

Poetry News

Spread the Words

April is National Poetry Month

Some people hear the word “poetry” and flash back to that grueling week in middle school whern they were forced to dissect and memorize Carl Sandburg’s “Fog.” If that’s you, this month offers a good excuse to reassess: We’re in the first few of a whole 30 days devoted to imaginative, rhythmic, lyrical expression.

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V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010

Feature

How Do We Love Poetry? Let Us Count the Ways.

National Poetry Month, Albuquerque-style

Let’s be honest about this: Poetry scares people. It can be a challenge to understand and refers to French people a lot. School doesn’t help, since most of the time teenagers are forced to read “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and count syllables in Robert Frost’s work. While I now, as a poet, enjoy both of those things (in terribly small, occasional doses), at 16 I would have rather read transcripts of “The Lawrence Welk Show” than study poetry.

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