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Five Poems by Lauren Moseley

No Comments Narrative Magazine tabbed our wonderful Lauren Moseley, Algonquin’s Assistant Marketing Manager and poet-in-residence, in its Fifth Annual Poetry Contest. Lauren placed third, and Narrative has published all five of the poems she entered. The poems…

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March Poetry Roundup

No Comments No Comments Lauren and Megan are back with more poetry recommendations, this time highlighting books with a connection to the Midwest. We’ve had this region on our minds for some reason. Enjoy! Natural Selections Joseph Campana (recommended…

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February Poetry Roundup

2 Comments 2 Comments Our second post in our monthly series of poetry recommendations features Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye and Lily Ladewig’s The Silhouettes.   Animal Eye Paisley Rekdal (recommended by Lauren Moseley)               . . . more light,…

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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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Two poems from Algonquin’s Sarah Rose Nordgren

6 Comments 6 Comments Here at Algonquin, it’s no secret that most, if not all, of our staff members lead double lives outside of the office. Our team includes writers, marathon runners, bakers, painters, and bass players. To showcase…

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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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Hairbands: A Poem From Julia Alvarez

4 Comments 4 Comments I’m always happy when National Poetry Month comes along.  It’s easy to forget about poetry in our busy lives, in our busy world. We don’t seem to forget to read novels or newspapers or works…

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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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