The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

POWER OF POETRY #34: “Some Slightly Connected Thoughts on Crafted Vulnerability, Stage Fright, Beauty, and Gratitude” – STEVIE EDWARDS

I am trying to write poems that stand inside of uncertainty and still find things to praise. And I don’t think it matters if I praise my sore legs that keep walking me home from work each night, or if I praise the relief of night rain in my first Carolinian July, or if I praise an idea of a home I miss, or if I praise the mild infection in my right nipple for not being cancer, or if I praise my friend who has stomach cancer but keeps living beyond the rational limits doctors have suggested—it is all praising living. It is all beholding the terrible beautiful uncertainty of being human and saying thank you. I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful than gratitude, and poetry helps me to access it.

October 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #13: “YOU TALK TOO MUCH” – CRISTOPHER GIBSON

  You Talk Too Much – Cristopher Gibson   “CRISTOPHER!” Is what I recall most about school, the dinner table, church, or really anywhere I was with other people as … Continue reading

July 7, 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

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

The Daily Prompt – May 2 – “This is Just to Say”

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

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Daily Prompt – April 17 – Object Poem

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 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Daily Prompt – April 11 – When You Sleep

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 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Daily Prompt – April 3 – National Poetry Month

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 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Daily Prompt – March 26 – What’s in Your Pocket?

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

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Daily Prompt – March 18th – Anxiety

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 (fiction, non-fiction, … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

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