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 #28: “Warrendale, a Chance Medley with Lines from “Brother of Leaving”” – Cal Freeman

Warrendale, a Chance Medley with Lines from “Brother of Leaving” The Warrendale neighborhood sits on the far west side of the city of Detroit. I describe my childhood home and … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

POWER OF POETRY #2 – EBONY STEWART

    “Power of Poetry” by EBONY STEWART I remember being eight or nine when my parents finally got divorced. Or should I say, when my mother finally gathered all … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: STEVIE EDWARDS – HUMANLY (SMALL DOGGIES PRESS)

    If I string the night between two fence posts, one side heaven and one side hell, if I stand in the middle of the field with a bottle … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: SARAH BARTLETT – FREUD BLAH BLAH BLAH (Rye House Press)

  My body wants to meet your body in a dark alley and say things in Braille. When I leave notes on your pillow it’s supposed to be a gimmick. … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: DELPHINE BEDIENT – DOWN AND OUT ON A YACHT

DISASTER Men kept smiling at you today, but you felt like a disaster. You were an influenza epidemic, you were Hurricane Katrina, you were a four-car pileup, and there they … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: CLEMENTINE VON RADICS – HOME

  It’s Just So Strange He used to love me, and now he’s just a stranger who happens to know all my secrets Clementine von Radics knows her way around … Continue reading

June 13, 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

QOTD – May 16 – Hitting that Figuratively Deeper Home

On Monday my students will venture into the world of poetry. We will be focused mainly in the world of Slam / Performance Poetry. It’s cutting. It tends to hit … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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