The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words


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


  “The Power of Poetry” by JENNY DRAI 1. I remember the poem that made me want to be a poet—it was Paul Celan’s “Night Ray” (“Nachtstrahl”) from Poppy and … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

…But What Else?

It’s a non-story, really. A guy has a name that sounds ethnic, but the guy is white. This is not stop the presses material. But it was, shall we say, … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Garage Of The Mind, or, Constantly Covered In Huff-able Substances

In the spirit of experiencing life as poetry, the author has decided to review things in his life that have nothing to do with literature or music in a segment tentatively called … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Short Review: #Twitter

The opinions shared in Doran’s Review Corner (Working Title) are not necessarily those of the Poetry Question or even of the author. Sometimes they aren’t even opinions. It’s important to … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment


  Confession time. I hate the blank page. As a writer, this poses a bit of a problem. Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea that I might … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Daily Prompt: June 11th- Lights Out

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

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Originality and The Only Good SNL Sketch-Turned-Movie*

Something about playing classical music over images of outer space has an expansive effect on the mind. It makes the consciousness rush out to the horizon  in all directions, moving … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week’s Review: My Lunch With NatGeo

In the spirit of experiencing life as poetry, I have decided to dedicate some column space every once in a while to reviewing things that have nothing to do with … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Ramblings of a Mad Man: Travel Time

When I was in high school, which was longer ago than I’d like to admit, but not so long as my knees and back often pretend, I started a newsletter … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

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