The Sounds Poems Make

Since April (poetry month) is approaching, I thought I'd repost this one featuring poetry and musicians. When learning poetry, one learns the different forms of poetry along with a particular culture or history. They are a part of literature, such as meter and rhyme, and of the assumption that poetry is mastery of the language. [...]

There’s a Silver Lining Out There!

I’m proud to announce that our poetry anthology, Silver Lining – Poets Against Violence is available now on Amazon. All author proceeds go to Futures Without Violence. Not only will you read raw, beautiful poems from poets from around the world, but you’ll also be giving to a worthy cause. This is the introduction to [...]

A Poetry Lesson

No, it’s not really a poetry lesson. This is my last poetry post for April, so I thought I’d share a poem I wrote using the exercise Jeri Walker posted, 15-Sentence Portrait Poem. Wendy Bishop introduced this exercise to Jeri, and now I am copying the guidelines to share with you. Below are the guidelines [...]