The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

“POETRY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF (EXCEPT IT CAN’T ACTUALLY SPEAK AT ALL)” – TAYLOR MALI

Poetry Speaks For Itself (except it can’t actually speak at all) —- Taylor Mali Deconstructing the difference between the message and the messenger. I sat on a panel at the … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Really Happens When Page Meets Stage?

Eight years ago, in November of 2005, I shared the stage at the old Bowery Poetry Club with my mentor Billy Collins. Because of Billy’s busy schedule, the event had … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Teenage Poets: The Life You Have Already Lived . . .

For the last week, I have been teaching a teen poetry workshop called Your Word at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. If you think … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Real Poetry Question

As my first contribution to this blog, I thought I should aim high and try to answer the biggest poetry question of all: What exactly is poetry? Haven’t people been … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 21 Comments

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