Posts tagged ‘National Poetry Month’

April 30, 2010

Final Poem of the Day

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We close National Poetry Month with a final poem of the day, “Bee Prophecy” by Jay Udall.

April 29, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Enjoy the poem “10th Street Anthem” by Santee Frazier.

April 28, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Read Dorothea Grossman’s six line poem “I have to tell you” for today’s daily dose of poetry.

April 27, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poem of the day is by Alexander Long:

Until you taste what failure is, you will
Never sing that pain style requires.

One dark morning earlier in this life,
I felt two hooded men approaching me

In an alley. One, or both, roundhoused me
From behind.

Continue reading “Style in Slow Motion” at AGNI Online.

April 26, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poem of the day is: Penelope Says, translated by Karen Van Dyck

April 25, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poetry by Matthew Zapruder appears in the most recent issue of Tin House: “This Little Game.”

April 24, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poetry is by Kinzee Ellis
and is brought to you by The Poets Weave on WFIU Public Radio.

April 23, 2010

Video Poem of the Day

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Alimentum, the literature of food, presents Menupoems for National Poetry Months. Each poem is about food and each is read at a cafe, restaurant, bistro, or coffee shop.

Alimentum welcomes contributions by readers for their Menupoems. Visit the Menupoems section of their website or upload a video of you reading one of the thirteen poems to Alimentum’s YouTube channel.

The poem below is read by Peter Selgin at Sky Blue CafĂ©, 700 Fatherland Street, Nashville, Tennessee. The poem is “SoufflĂ©” by Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis.

April 22, 2010

Video Poem of the Day

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Jim Clark creates poetry animations of famous (and deceased) poets reading their work. These virtual movies include poets as far ranging as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas, and Walt Whitman. To see the awesomeness for yourself, visit Jim Clark’s YouTube page.

For a treat today, we present you with treat: John Keats reading “Bright Star.”

All rights are reserved on this video recording copyright Jim Clark 2009

April 21, 2010

Moving Beyond Words: Poetry Thoughts

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Nancy Pearl has a lovely piece for NPR on the importance of character and voice in poetry, accompanied by poetry recommendations for National Poetry Month.

April 16, 2010

Poems of the Day

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Today we give you three poems by Elizabeth Wilcox and published at La Petite Zine, a great online literary magazine founded in 1999, which currently publishes fierce poetry and petite prose pieces of 1000 words or less.

April 15, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s collection of poems on vampires would make Stephanie Meyer proud.

Read Vampire Poems at Poets.org.

April 14, 2010

Poems of the Day

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Two poems on spring:

Spring and All by William Carlos Williams

Spring is like perhaps a hand by e.e. cummings

April 12, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poem: Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump by David Bottoms.

April 11, 2010

Poem of the Day

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From a recently published issue of Buzzard Picnic, Hesitation Waltz by Ivan Young.

April 10, 2010

Poem of the Day

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The treasured poem One Art by Elizabeth Bishop.

April 9, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins. We post this poem is in honor of the folks out there who have taken an intro creative writing or poetry writing course.

April 8, 2010

Poem of the Day

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They asked the young taxi driver questions
he could not answer, and they beat his legs
until he could no longer kneel on their command.
They chained him by the wrists to the ceiling.
They may have admired the human form then…

–from Bagram, Afghanistan, 2002
by Marvin Bell

Read the full poem at Poets.org

April 7, 2010

Poem(s) of the Day

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Today we have a Hump Day treat for you: a link to three poems by poet Nicolette Bethel, read by the poet herself. The poems were selected as one of the top ten by readers at Soundzine.

Please click to enjoy Nicolette Bethel’s poems:
soulmama
Good Friday, Bleeding
Sevenling, Dancer

April 6, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poem is by a favorite poet of this editor: Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!] by Frank O’Hara.

April 5, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poem is: homage to my hips by Lucille Clifton

April 3, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poem of the day, courtesy of the public domain:

When You are Old
by W. B. Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

April 2, 2010

Poem of the Day

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Today’s poem of the day: My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke.

April 1, 2010

Happy National Poetry Month!

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April is National Poetry Month. In addition to bringing you well-known and well-loved poetry, we also hope to introduce you to poets you may not be as familiar with. For copyright purposes, unless the poem has entered the public domain, links will be provided to all poems. (We love you, dear reader, but we don’t want to face a lawsuit!) Don’t forget to check out our up-and-coming poets published in the first two issues of this, our online literary zine.

Our first poet of the month: Gwendolyn Brooks, discussing and reading from her poem “We Real Cool.”