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The Writing Life: What Hemingway Can Teach You About Professional Loneliness

The clock ticks, my dog snores, and traffic picks up outside my front window. I’m working in the living room today, surprised by how different it …

Robert Frost and “The Road Not Taken”

In 1912, poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) and his family moved to England. His writing career was not happening in the United States, and a flip of a …

Lydia Davis and Selective Memory, at Purchase College

What to leave in, what to leave out. Writing is not just all we remember. It is choice.Now I find myself pressed to do the very same—choose, in …

Top 10 Street Poems

There is street poetry, and then there is <i>street poetry</i>. Poetry <i>on</i> the street, like the Sidewalk Poetry project underway in St. Paul in which poems are …

Poets and Poems: Sean O’Brien and “The Drowned Book”

U.K. poet Sean O’Brien is one of only two poets who have ever won both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize for the same collection of …

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Uncovering Pure Joy

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. As you may know, T.S. Poetry Press has published a memoir: Sun Shine Down—called a “jewel [that] rises to …

The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top 10 Poetic Picks

<b>The best in poetry (and poetic things)</b> <b><br>1 Art & Apps</b>“All these years I haven’t been a laborer trying to be an artist or a steelworker trying to be an …

A Month with Keats: A Walk into His Life

We’re standing on the sidewalk outside the Hampstead Tube station north London, right on the southern edge of Hampstead Heath. We’ve taken the Tube …

5 Great Tips for Reading Poetry Aloud

Formal poetry-recitation projects and competitions are important artistic ventures. However, sometimes we just want—or need—to read a poem aloud …