The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

THE POWER OF POETRY #21: RONNIE K. STEPHENS

THE POWER OF POETRY – Ronnie K. Stephens There is no origin story, here. No single point on the broadside of this universe. For me, poetry has been a series … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #20: “I USED TO HATE POETRY” – DENICE FROHMAN

 Photo Courtesy of Conrad Erb, LiveConnections “I Used to Hate Poetry” — Denice Frohman For many poets and writers the story goes like this: I always loved reading, I had … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #19: ANNA BINKOVITZ

   The Power of Poetry ​Last week I was sitting in a classroom at Lesley University, listening to my professor Rafael Campo open a seminar on the elegy, and the … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #18: “THE VINEYARD OWNER” – Lewis Mundt

THE POWER OF POETRY: THE VINEYARD OWNER — Lewis Mundt I.   Let me tell you two stories. The first: Somewhere in California, a man named Rubén Vásquez leaves his house … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #17: “OUTSIDE THE NARROW GARDEN” PAULIE LIPMAN

Outside The Narrow Garden      — Paulie Lipman On an episode of “The Green Room With Paul Provenza” (a comic’s roundtable of sorts), the comedian Franklin Ajaye made a … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY- “BRAVE NEW VOICES” SPECIAL EDITION – KHARY JACKSON

“BRAVE NEW VOICES” — KHARY JACKSON I am writing this while at the annual Brave New Voices poetry festival, in Atlanta, GA. Several hundred young poets ages 13­ to 19 … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY#16: “THE POWER OF POETRY AS CATHARSIS AND HEALING” – SaraEve Fermin

The Power of Poetry as Catharsis and Healing — SaraEve Fermin The brain is a muscle that can move the world.- Stephen King In 2003 My world shattered into a million … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: HOUSES – NIKKI WALLSCHLAEGER (HORSE LESS PRESS)

What is a house? And what does a house hold? Nikki Wallschlaeger both builds and dismantles, props up and tears down, the answers to these questions in Houses, her debut … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #15: “THE POETRY OF A PERFECT COCKTAIL” – SAM SLAUGHTER

The Poetry of a Perfect Cocktail – Sam Slaughter I’ve never been a poet. The closest I’ve come—“songs” about teen angst and the like—are in a few notebooks hidden in … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: STILL – LOGEN CURE (FINISHING LINE PRESS)

And when they ask me what happened to you, I will tell them without hesitation that one day your heart just stopped. – from “Condolences” My old poetry professor, Doyle Wesley … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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