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

REVIEW: DON’T SMOKE IN BED – SARA JUNE WOODS (SAUCEPOT)

  Funny, chaotic, spilling over with breathy exuberance, centered in the imagination but anchored in the relational points of who we meet and greet and love in our daily lives, … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

REVIEW: BACKCHANNEL – EMILY SKILLINGS (POOR CLAUDIA)

I untouch you and move headfirst into the couches of this unholy season I read. A lot. There are times I regret that. Say, if the person I’m seeing is … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #7: BLYTHE BAIRD

   THE POWER OF POETRY By Blythe Baird The first time I was exposed to spoken word poetry, I was a sophomore in high school. It was a strike of … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #6: “A POND, A STICK” – DIANE SEUSS

  A Pond, a Stick I just finished grading final portfolios for two of my poetry courses, here at the tail end of the academic year when teachers feel foul, … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 1 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: 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

The Daily Prompt – May 23 – What would you do?

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 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Power of a Mother

We don’t understand the power of a mother, until she says, “I still love you.” – Margolin   We wish all the mothers, the happiest of days today.

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD – May 5 – Hope

We don’t spend enough time thinking about hope. A lot of us, simply by nature, have a defeatist attitude. We think that the glass is consistently half empty, and we … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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