The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

THE POWER OF POETRY #31: SARA HENNING

    The Power of Poetry – Sara Henning I’d like to tell you a story about life’s untamable narrative that leaves us transformed. In other words, I’d like to tell … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

THE POWER OF POETRY #25: DONNEY ROSE

   The Power of Poetry      – Donney Rose I came into poetry in a way that many young Black boys find an entry point to the world of … Continue reading

August 18, 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 #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

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 #5 – TONGO EISEN-MARTIN

  The Power of Poetry Tongo Eisen-Martin Poetry does as much as the reader is ready for. Does as much as the writer can walk through her or his walls. … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: EMILY BLUDWORTH de BARRIOS – EXTRAORDINARY POWER

  “An awful silence reigned throughout those subterraneous regions,” Just be yourself is not such good advice. In that it presumes the self is a defined entity which one wishes … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: C.D. WRIGHT – 40 WATTS

  There is something about C.D. Wright’s 40 Watts (Octopus Books) that tugs at my heart strings – strings that are often silent, often questioned. The romance inside these 40 pages reminds me … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

This Week’s Review: My Lunch With NatGeo

In the spirit of experiencing life as poetry, I have decided to dedicate some column space every once in a while to reviewing things that have nothing to do with … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Daily Prompt – April 14 – Survival

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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