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April Poetry Roundup (and Giveaway!): 30 Favorite Poems

21 Comments In honor of this 30th day of National Poetry Month, we’ve listed 30 of our favorite poems of all time. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the best poems out there, but…

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National Poetry Month: Which Shore?

No Comments No Comments National Poetry Month is, alas, drawing to a close, but this doesn’t mean that you should put your poetry books back on the shelf to accrue dust for another year! Poetry’s charms are a year-round…

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National Poetry Month: The Letting Go

2 Comments 2 Comments What can I say about Emily Dickinson besides that she was a genius, a one-of-a-kind, inimitable talent, and that alongside Walt Whitman she is considered to be one of the two parents of American poetry?…

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National Poetry Month: “The Old High Way of Love”

3 Comments 3 Comments In honor of National Poetry Month, every Wednesday in April I’m sharing one of my favorite poems for you to read and share with a friend, a lover, or even a foe (I promise they…

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National Poetry Month: What’s Freedom For? To Know Eternity

No Comments No Comments April is National Poetry Month, the only time of year that most Americans take note of the fact that poetry is still being read and written by sentimental, idealistic people like yours truly. And to…

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New in Paperback from Julia Alvarez

19 Comments 19 Comments On the heels of Julia Alvarez’s  electrifying interview with Edwidge Danticat for the Algonquin Book Club, and just in time for National Poetry Month, we’re excited to announce the paperback publication of  Julia Alvarez’s collection…

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What Rhymes With Wednesday?

1 Comment 1 Comment For this, the final Wednesday of National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to go with one of my favorite poems from a contemporary poet. Billy Collins is clever and relevant and perfect to read aloud–partly because…

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What Rhymes With Wednesday?

1 Comment 1 Comment The Owl And The Pussy-Cat By Edward Lear I The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a…

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Why-I-Love-Poetry!

7 Comments 7 Comments I’m really excited that it’s National Poetry Month, I just want to make sure that everyone understands why: 1. Reworked Words. Not sure you have the words to write your own poetry? No big deal.…

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National Poetry Month Kick-Off!

1 Comment 1 Comment April is National Poetry Month! Begun in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month was set up to promote the continued reading, writing, and appreciation of poetry. On their website, you can…

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