The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

THE POWER OF POETRY #11: DUNCAN SHIELDS

The Power of Poetry – Duncan Shields Poetry uses language to surpass language. That is the central thought I’ve come to believe during my relationship with the spoken and written … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

On the Dark and the Light

Notes: Since I wrote the first draft of this essay over two weeks ago in a hotel room in Munich, something terrible has happened in America (again). A white terrorist, … Continue reading

June 29, 2015

REVIEW: 24 HOURS – MATTHEW DICKMAN (ONE STAR PRESS / POOR CLAUDIA)

24 Hours by Matthew Dickman I went to my mother and asked her to stop talking. I went to my mother and asked if she would hold me. I went … Continue reading

June 26, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #10: “WHAT POETRY MEANS TO ME” – CLEMENTINE von RADICS

WHAT POETRY MEANS TO ME            – CLEMENTINE von RADICS What Poetry Means To Me   “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: NOTHING TO DO WITH ME – SARAH XERTA (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

  Nothing To Do With Me by Sarah Xerta “Poets are some of the emptiest people I know is a thought that just hit me from somewhere in the back … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #9: “THE POET IS THE AMPLIFIER OF LONGING” – JOHN EBERSOLE

The Poet is the Amplifier of Longing – John Ebersole   Every poem I write is written by a white straight male American poet. I recently saw a group of … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #8: “THE SUPER POWERS OF POETRY” – JESSICA HELEN LOPEZ

The Super Powers of Poetry – Jessica Helen Lopez Listen here. When I write poetry I take on an extraordinary ability to warp, utterly break, and then mend again the … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: OFTEN GO AWRY – BRIAN S. ELLIS (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

Sam said the gas tank could go on for thirty miles after the gas light came on so I’m counting trying to count the miles but the mile markers often … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #7: BLYTHE BAIRD

   THE POWER OF POETRY By Blythe Baird The first time I was exposed to spoken word poetry, I was a sophomore in high school. It was a strike of … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: BLOOD PERCUSSION – NATE MARSHALL (BUTTON POETRY / EXPLODING PINECONE PRESS)

Sprinkle my ashes across the north side of Chicago & the surrounding suburbs.   the south side has seen too many black boys become the end of a flame. “In … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

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