The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

THE POWER OF POETRY #26: “REVENGE OF THE NERDS” – ROB STURMA

The Power of Poetry: Revenge of the NerdsBack in the day when I was still a fledgling emcee with the acronym FIRST-MC, I wanted to be KRS-ONE so much. I … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

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 #24: LOGEN CURE

I self-published a book of poems when I was 19. Print-on-demand websites like Lulu were just beginning to gain popularity. I’m one of those people who has been a writer … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #23: Rachel Wiley

   I have test anxiety and I feel like I am being tested most of the time. When this anxiety spikes I forget words and either yell a lot or … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

POETS ON POETS #1: “Muriel Rukeyser’s “Calling” and the Power of Poetry” – JOANNA PENN COOPER

  Faith is found here, not in a destiny raiding and parceling out knowledge and the earth, but in a people who, person by person, believes itself. Do you accept … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

POWER OF POETRY #22: “I WANT TO KEEP HAPPENING” – SARAH XERTA

  “The Power of Poetry: I Want to Keep Happening” Sarah Xerta I’m hesitant to write about the power of poetry because I don’t want to romanticize anything. Anne Sexton … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

THE POWER OF POETRY #21: RONNIE K. STEPHENS

THE POWER OF POETRY – Ronnie K. Stephens There is no origin story, here. No single point on the broadside of this universe. For me, poetry has been a series … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #20: “I USED TO HATE POETRY” – DENICE FROHMAN

 Photo Courtesy of Conrad Erb, LiveConnections “I Used to Hate Poetry” — Denice Frohman For many poets and writers the story goes like this: I always loved reading, I had … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #19: ANNA BINKOVITZ

   The Power of Poetry ​Last week I was sitting in a classroom at Lesley University, listening to my professor Rafael Campo open a seminar on the elegy, and the … Continue reading

July 28, 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

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,561 other followers