The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

Jason Isbell On Poetry

  @poetryquestion They aren't the same, by any stretch, but poetry is relevant for those of us who write anything lyrical. Still Glück maybe. — Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 16, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

QOTD – Do you listen or hear?

Sidney Deane, who erroneously espoused that all White Men Can’t Jump, while constantly reminding us he was the greatest, vehemently avowed that white people cannot hear Jimi Hendrix. White people … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

QOTD – Do You Hear What I Hear?

It is 12/12, tomorrow starts the 12 days of Christmas. It is about that time when I officially think it is okay to start playing Christmas music. Some people I … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

QOTD – December 6 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

The interpretation of song lyrics has always been a curiosity. Whether you’re excusing yourself and kissing this guy, or going to the bathroom on the right, lyrics – at times … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

QOTD – Musical Connections…

This morning, Spotify 90’s radio played Colorblind by Counting Crows while I was brushing my teeth. Obviously, if you are my age, when hearing this song, your mind automatically rushes … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Twas Written on the Bathroom Stall

  I enjoy writing in odd places: shopping mall benches, downtown parking lots, street corners, and bathroom stalls. These days, my cell phone provides me with quick access to a … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: Masta Ace on Catcher in the Rye, 6th Grade Poetry, and the Dumbing Down of Lyrics.

Masta Ace is one of the most influential emcees the hip-hop game has ever known. He cut his teeth in the late 80’s with Kool G. Rap, Big Daddy Kane … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

QOTD – Who Is Your Favorite Lyrical Poet?

I’m not afraid to take a stand Everybody come take my hand, We’ll walk this road together, Through the storm, Whatever weather- cold or warm. Just lettin’ you know that … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 9 Comments

TWITTERVIEW: Marc Maron, on Art Museums and Shooting Guns with William Burroughs.

Marc Maron is a stand up comedian who began his career under the tutelage of Sam Kinison. He hosts a podcast, works on his IFC show Maron,  has appeared in … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Make Silence Your Friend”

@poetryquestion First poetry slam ever? If your hands shake, memorize your poem next time. If they don’t, make silence your friend. — Taylor Mali (@TaylorMali) May 17, 2013 I’ve made … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

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