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

April 30, 2012 • 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 April 27, 2011 • 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

1 Comment April 22, 2011 • 1 Comment

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 April 13, 2011 • 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 April 6, 2011 • 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 April 5, 2011 • 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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April 28, 2010

What Rhymes With Wednesday?

1 Comment April 28, 2010 • 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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April 14, 2010

What Rhymes With Wednesday?

1 Comment April 14, 2010 • 1 Comment

The Owl And The Pussy-Cat
By Edward Lear
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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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April 9, 2010

Why-I-Love-Poetry!

7 Comments April 9, 2010 • 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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April 1, 2010

National Poetry Month Kick-Off!

1 Comment April 1, 2010 • 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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