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Helen Musselwhite's artwork inspired by nature

The Demons of Creativity<p>British artist, Helen Musselwhite does with a scalpel and paper what our minds do in a deep dream: build layer upon layer …

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poem-a-day<p>Sign up to receive an unpublished poem every day in your inbox.<p>today's poet<p>Mary Szybist

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Poetry

Poetry is not drowning, but swimming into new territory

On Wednesday evening, a collection of poetry in support of the jailed Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot won the award for Best Poetry Anthology in the 2013 Saboteur awards for indie poetry.<p>Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot features the work of 110 poets and two dozen translators and began with a …

All 25 Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems

<b>Summary of Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems</b><p>The 25 Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems, which are each 64 pages long, revolve around the …

The Complete Poems, 1927 - 1979

Verse to reach for on a lazy evening—or a difficult day: The poetry no reader's library should be without.<p>The Complete Poems, 1927 - 1979<p>By Elizabeth …

Poetics - Turning Your iDevice Into a Poetry Canvas

A few months ago, I had the chance to cover the development and <b>Kickstarter</b> campaign for <b>Poetics ($1.99).</b> Poetics is the keystone to a continued artistic endeavor started by Seth Indigo Carnes, a well-known artist who makes his home in New York City. The app's origin was a series of physical …

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Poetry For People Who Don't Like Poetry

Bang Said the Gun is a weekly "stand up poetry" night at The Roebuck in Southwark, a poetry night for people who don't like poetry. We went a couple …

TfL tackles tube etiquette with poetry

Transport for London is aiming to use poetry to teach the capital's commuters "poetiquette" and think twice about dropping litter, obstructing doors and other anti-social behaviour that contributes to travel delays on the tube.<p>From Monday until Friday a collection of London poets, including rising …

Zazzle Poetry Helps You Wear Your Heart on Your Chest

You've probably seen some of the very weird items up for grabs on Zazzle. The retail site allows users to create their own custom designs — no matter …

Get Over the Fear of Poetry

Poetry. It’s not a scary word. Just six letters, nothing too major. But the concept of poetry, wrapping your head around the idea can be somewhat …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Poetry (Or At Least Sound Like You Do)

Allow me to set the scene (a luxury that can be afforded by novels and short stories, but is often skipped over in their weird and much more economical counterparts, poems):<p>You're at a bar! You notice some interest from the guy standing a few feet away, who is handsome, in a Michael Cera sort of …

Mary Szybist, Frank Walker, and the top 10 poetry books of 2013.

<i>Monday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2013.<br>Tuesday: The overlooked books of 2013.<br>Wednesday: The best lines of 2013, and the best poetry</i> …

The best poetry of 2013

From Fleur Adcock's Glass Wings to Train Songs edited by Sean O'Brien and Don Paterson, Adam Newey rounds up the best poetry of the year<p>The poetic year was sharply punctuated by the death of Seamus Heaney at the end of August. It's hard to think of any poet more determined to stay true to the …

The Promise—and the Danger—of Comparing Comic Books to Poetry

Comic artists and poets make similar aesthetic choices when putting their work to page. But writing off lowbrow superhero stories in favor of higher art may hurt the genre.<p>Steve Snodgrass/Flickr<p>"Bang! Pow! Comics aren't just for kids anymore!"<p>Mainstream headlines along those lines have become a …

Poets Out Loud: Introducing The New Yorker’s Poetry Podcast

Paul Muldoon has been <i>The New Yorker</i>’<i>s</i> poetry editor since 2007. He is also the host of the new <i>New Yorker</i> Poetry Podcast. The first episode features Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate. Levine reads and discusses with Muldoon a poem by Ellen Bass, as well as one of …