The Rise of the Verse Novel: Celebrating National Poetry Month

I loved poetry as a child. I read a lot of it, memorized some favorite poems, and tried to write my own (very badly, I must say). As I grew up, I wandered away from poetry for the most part, with a few notable exceptions -- John Donne and W. B. Yeats in particular. In … Continue reading The Rise of the Verse Novel: Celebrating National Poetry Month

Happy Valentine’s Day

The Quiet World By Jeffrey McDaniel In an effort to get people to look into each other's eyes more, and also to appease the mutes, the government has decided to allot each person exactly one hundred and sixty-seven words, per day. When the phone rings, I put it to my ear without saying hello. In … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day

Lost and Found in the Mountains

    By Loretta Mention poetry and most people’s eyes glaze over.  Mine do too, sometimes, depending on the poet.  And I would rather be staked to an ant bed than attend a poetry reading – most of the time.  There are exceptions, I’ve found, but they are few.  But there are still poems that … Continue reading Lost and Found in the Mountains