Loading
Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Bookmark & Share Subscribe to Feed
Wanna join our 6011 other users? | Register
Menu 

Chicks Dig Poetry

  • Talking About "Good Bones"

    Talking About "Good Bones"

    As any poet who has experience this will tell you, having a poem catch on--to go viral, to be replicated and shared even among those who don't usually consider themselves to be readers of poetry--is a strange feeling. For Maggie Smith, it's fair to s…
    - 90 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:57pm -
  • From the Hermitage Artist Retreat

    From the Hermitage Artist Retreat

    I am on my penultimate day of five weeks at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Manasota Key. The house that is the heart of the Hermitage space is over a century old; if you stand in the right spot you can see the Gulf out of one window, and the bay ou…
    - 3 Apr 17, 10:56am -
  • On Advocacy & Disability in the Creative Writing Community

    On Advocacy & Disability in the Creative Writing Community

    I don't usually bother checking the stats for this blog, but I was curious about my last post, which was shared among the community of those who attended the recent AWP Conference, predominantly writers and teachers of creative writing. 3,500+ views!…
    - 14 Feb 17, 10:16am -
  • So (If) You're Going to AWP

    So (If) You're Going to AWP

    You registered. You bought the plane ticket. You packed the bag (nope, just kidding, you still need to do the laundry before you can pack the bag). You paired up with the writer you hope you still like after four days of sharing a hotel room.Or: May…
    - 8 Feb 17, 5:30am -
  • Cultivating Space in 2017

    Cultivating Space in 2017

    Our apartment has gotten messy over this past year. The mess is for all the right reasons. The cat's perching corner is crowded with holiday cards from our friends and family. My husband has gotten music and more music. I've gotten books and more bo…
    - 31 Dec 16, 4:08pm -
  • Brand-new Paperback and...Videopoems!

    Brand-new Paperback and...Videopoems!

    As a teenager, I played SimCity. Obsessively. I went to a high school for science and technology. I used to look for any excuse to design a flyer; I built my own website (and have rebuilt it three times over). In other words, there is a part of me th…
    - 6 Dec 16, 8:25am -
  • Variations on Self-Care

    Variations on Self-Care

    When I saw the advertisement for a "soup subscription," I thought Yes! Soup. This is the right time of year for that. After the elections, a local poet-friend sent a note to all in which our need to gather, vex, and rally was entirely summed up in…
    - 29 Nov 16, 3:03pm -
  • A Tale of Two Octobers

    A Tale of Two Octobers

    "I usually love October," I said, "but this one is really kicking my ass." She laughed. "...And it's only the first week of October, right?"Oh, man. She was right. This is a tale of two Octobers. There is an awesome version of this October. I am th…
    - 26 Oct 16, 12:03pm -
  • Student, Meet Author! (On Assigning Q&As)

    Student, Meet Author! (On Assigning Q&As)

    I learned a lot, as a student, from reaching out to authors. While at UVA I worked on the staff of 3.7, a literary magazine that regularly interviewed artists and musicians; our big "get" had been Ray Bradbury. As a sci-fi / fantasy lit fan, I waited…
    - 29 Sep 16, 3:38pm -
  • Report from the National Book Festival

    Report from the National Book Festival

    Last Wednesday, when the Politics & Prose cashier slipped a National Book Festival bookmark in between the pages of my purchase (a paperback copy of Howard Norman's I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place), I blurted out: "I'm going to be there."She was…
    - 26 Sep 16, 11:45am -

Magma Poetry

    PBS: Poetry

    • After Charlottesville, people share poems to grieve, resist and understand

      After Charlottesville, people share poems to grieve, resist and understand

      A local resident at a vigil for the 19 people injured and one killed at the “Unite the Right” rally organized by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Jim BourgFollowing a weekend of fear and violence…
      - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 4:35pm -
    • What does it mean to be multiracial in America? This poet explores how it’s complicated

      What does it mean to be multiracial in America? This poet explores how it’s complicated

      A man walks along a street in Marrakesh on March 28, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas WhiteCharif Shanahan is the son of an Irish-American father and a Moroccan mother. Growing up black and Arab in America was an experience full of “instability,” he…
      - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 4:23pm -
    • What these Southerners reciting Walt Whitman verses can teach us about America

      What these Southerners reciting Walt Whitman verses can teach us about America


      - 19 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 2:31pm -
    • This poet’s obsession with death led her to write about how to live

      This poet’s obsession with death led her to write about how to live

      This undated illustration shows Tantalus, Sisyphus and Ixion, three kings from Greek mythology who were condemned by Zeus to eternal tortures in Hades. Tantalus reaches for the unreachable fruit, Sisyphus carries the rock that never gets to the top o…
      - 28 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 3:49pm -
    • The rage and rebellion of the Detroit riots, captured in one poem

      The rage and rebellion of the Detroit riots, captured in one poem

      A policeman stands guard in a Detroit street on July 25, 1967 as buildings are burning during riots that erupted in Detroit following a police operation. Photo: AFP/Getty ImagesFifty years ago this month, a protest in Detroit turned into a riot, whi…
      - 35 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 2:56pm -
    • How we fail to humanize war

      How we fail to humanize war

      Destroyed buildings from clashes are seen in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Thaier Al-SudaniAbout six years ago, poet and playwright Harry Newman sat down to a write a cautionary poem about war, and the culture around it, as mili…
      - 42 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 12:01pm -
    • This poem grapples with America’s complicated identity

      This poem grapples with America’s complicated identity

      A boy watches the fireworks from his father’s shoulders during the 2016 Independence Day celebrations in Somerville, Massachusetts. Photo by REUTERS/Brian SnyderFourth of July is among poet Dorianne Laux’s favorite holidays. It’s also a holida…
      - 49 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 2:17pm -
    • This writer is erasing ‘Infinite Jest’ to find the poetry left behind

      This writer is erasing ‘Infinite Jest’ to find the poetry left behind

      Images by Jenni B. BakerFor many, “Infinite Jest” is a kind of sacred work. A magnum opus that can challenge readers simply to finish. The “defining work of the 1990s.” One of the greatest books of all time. Or something to be literally co…
      - 56 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 2:10pm -
    • Have we been taught poetry all wrong?

      Have we been taught poetry all wrong?

      Poetry can do a kind of “dream work,” says poet Matthew Zapruder. Credit: REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin“I have a confession to make: I don’t really understand poetry.”So goes the opening line of poet Matthew Zapruder’s forthcoming book “Why…
      - 63 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 4:44pm -
    • Why this poet is posting meaningless verse on Instagram

      Why this poet is posting meaningless verse on Instagram

      A satirical poem by Thom Young. After it was posted to Instagram, it received 2,236 likes.When Texas-based poet Thom Young joined Instagram around 2010, he noticed a number of poets were already using the platform to share their work. At first, he f…
      - 69 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 6:29pm -

    Poetry 24

    • Untitled

      At last! Poetry24 is open once again, and eager to receive your news-related poems.The site now has a new address and a slightly different look.Click the image below Send your submissions to poetry24ed@gmail.com
      - 12 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 3:44am -

    Poetry Foundation

    Poetry Magazine

    • Honeymoon

      Honeymoon

      Read this poemby Hala Alyan from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • Home, a transitive

      Home, a transitive

      Read this poemby Tsering Wangmo Dhompa from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • Sea Church

      Sea Church

      Read this poemby Aimee Nezhukumatathil from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • Foreign Body

      Foreign Body

      Read this poemby Kimiko Hahn from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • Ode with Interruptions

      Ode with Interruptions

      Read this poemby Rick Barot from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • Changing Places in the Fire

      Changing Places in the Fire

      Read this poemby Li-Young Lee from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • I Eat Breakfast to Begin the Day

      I Eat Breakfast to Begin the Day

      Read this poemby Zubair Ahmed from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • Citizenship [I was so afraid.]

      Citizenship [I was so afraid.]

      Read this poemby Sarah Gambito from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • The New Boy 2

      The New Boy 2

      Read this poemby Mei-mei Berssenbrugge from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    • Monument

      Monument

      Read this poemby Mai Der Vang from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 47 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00am -
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.

    The Best American Poetry

    • new"Moonlight in Vermont": Music without rhyme with Sinatra & Ella

      "Moonlight in Vermont": Music without rhyme with Sinatra & Ella

      For Robert Pinsky, who observed that "Moonlight in Vermont" is one of the only standards -- possibly the only one -- without a rhyme. I'll have to check; I have a feeling that Hammerstein at some point or other tried writing a rhyme-less lyric. Here'…
      - 14 hours ago, 20 Aug 17, 4:25pm -
    • "the revolution: return to new york" [by Andrei Codrescu]

      "the revolution: return to new york" [by Andrei Codrescu]

      for Allen Ginsberg 92nd birthday: Allen, let’s fix America we are having a revolution: a marketing revolution. we are still in the wine roses goat and sesame seed phase of the revolution with a meat body full of unopened taste buds waiting for the…
      - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 17, 7:45pm -
    • On Hitchcock's Birthday [August 13]: His Cameo in "Marnie" [by David Lehman]

      On Hitchcock's Birthday [August 13]: His Cameo in "Marnie" [by David Lehman]

      From Marnie (1964; screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, based on a novel by Winston Graham) is the second most Freudian of Hitchcock's movies, two quotes: Marnie: "Men! You say 'no' to one of them, and bingo! you're a candidate for the funny farm." * Mar…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 11:34am -
    • Let's take an old-fashioned walk. . .

      Let's take an old-fashioned walk. . .

      "But when you haven't a sou, / There's only one thing to do / Let's take an old-fashioned walk, / I'm just bursting with talk. . ." What Irving Berlin wrote in 1949 as sung in a marvelous duet by F. Sinatra and Doris Day -- Doris being the most under…
      - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 11:40am -
    • Shall We Dance? (Rodgers & Hammerstein; 1956)

      Shall We Dance? (Rodgers & Hammerstein; 1956)

             Related Stories"Moonlight in Vermont": Music without rhyme with Sinatra & Ella 
      - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 6:01am -
    • Meet Me at the Copa Tonight. . .

      Meet Me at the Copa Tonight. . .

             Related StoriesSway Me Smooth with Rita Hayworth 
      - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:02pm -
    • Sway Me Smooth with Rita Hayworth

      Sway Me Smooth with Rita Hayworth

             Related StoriesSave the Date and Spread the Word: Reading in Troy, NY, September 13, 2017 
      - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:00am -
    • Remembering Liam Rector on the 10th Anniversary of His Death (Terence Winch)

      Remembering Liam Rector on the 10th Anniversary of His Death  (Terence Winch)

      It's difficult for me to accept that 10 years have passed since my old friend Liam Rector took his own life. We had known each other since my early days in Washington, DC, where we were both part of the Mass Transit open poetry reading group started…
      - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:23pm -
    • Save the Date and Spread the Word: Reading in Troy, NY, September 13, 2017

      Save the Date and Spread the Word: Reading in Troy, NY, September 13, 2017

      David Lehman, the series editor of The Best American Poetry, is also the editor of the Oxford Book of American Poetry. His newest book of poetry is Poems in the Manner Of. Other poetry books include New and Selected Poems, Yeshiva Boys, When a Woman…
      - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:03am -
    • Reflections on Ireland [by Charles Coe]

      Reflections on Ireland [by Charles Coe]

      I was in Dingle, Ireland recently to teach poetry in an American MFA program abroad. Some of my workshop sessions were held at An Diseart, an Irish spiritual and cultural center that shares the grounds with St. Mary’s Church. On those grounds is a…
      - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 3:55pm -

    Tuesday Poem

    • And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      Sonow you are privy toa thousand thousand things.        Jennifer ComptonThe geology of the region, the path rain takes underthe earth, the black areas of nitrate.        Sarah Jane BarnettThere are places yet to findwhere the teet…
      - 14 Dec 15, 3:48pm -
    • Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      .So all day long the noise of battle roll’dAmong the mountains by the winter sea;Until King Arthur’s table, man by man,Had fallen in Lyonnesse about their Lord,King Arthur: then, because his wound was deep,The bold Sir Bedivere uplift…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      At the wane of a long seasonof heat filled yellow sky,fire consumes mountain forestsinfested, decimated by bark beetlesfeasting in their own changing world.I swim deliciously in a warmer riverwithout current, cringing at banksso barren I could…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Onthe Richmond bus to Nelson passing Polstead Roadyouonly had to say it, and everyone knew, unspokenwealmost dared not look, it stirred such potent thoughtscausedlaughter, mocking, and a deeply seated superstitioninnuendoout the window,…
      - 23 Nov 15, 4:26pm -
    • Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]-->He wa…
      - 16 Nov 15, 6:01am -
    • That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      She rides side-saddle into her own cliché her heart is pumping smokeboots heavy with things unsaidsunset flecked with mudshe’s breathing fireflames curl from her lipsslow-dancing lovers with cigarette smilesslink and hipsturn on the cl…
      - 9 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
    • Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a reed boatthat slipped its mooring Set drifting onthe current Or the heaping upof ripened grain In the time ofharvestHe was farewelledGone, in thefullness of his time But that finalslipping away Still came likesomething un…
      - 2 Nov 15, 1:52pm -
    • Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      She notes down the time, opens the aquifer sampletaken from a farm west of Hastings, a saturated and fertile zoneof nested multilevel wells. She poursit into the debubbler. The team used a direct pushdrill, the cleanest way to sample intens…
      - 26 Oct 15, 5:54pm -
    • Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      If you love meBring me flowersWild daisiesClutched in your fistLike a torchNo orchids or rosesOr carnationsNo florist's bowJust daisiesSteal themRisk your life for themUp the sharp hillsIn the teeth of the windIf you love meBring me dai…
      - 19 Oct 15, 7:30am -
    • Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Funny how a yawn travels through a rooma pied piper gathering all the ratsIn that instant we all draw from thesame sourcea great swallowed gasp shoved into our lungslike socks stuffed in a bagand thelong outward sighThat we try to hid…
      - 13 Oct 15, 11:42pm -

    Poetry & Blindfolds

    • Stupid God Damn Bird

      Stupid God Damn Bird

      Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading →
      - 58 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
    • “Help!” she cried.

      “Help!” she cried.

      While waiting at the Western Avenue Blue Line stop en route to yet another film set, idling my time with yet another round of Ruzzle on yet another smartphone, my attention was drawn by some distant caterwauling: a couple fighting … Continue readin…
      - 23 Apr 17, 10:39pm -
    • Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      A short collection of sites dedicated to pushing back against the more alarming actions taken by the Trump Administration. Continue reading →
      - 1 Feb 17, 11:27am -
    • Excerpt From an Unwritten Autobiography: First Move

      Excerpt From an Unwritten Autobiography: First Move

      The picture here is of the house that I grew up in, in the sleepy Mayberry-esque hamlet of Morris, Illinois, some seventy miles southwest and some twenty years behind Chicago. Of Morris, some short remarks can be made to illustrate the … Continue…
      - 31 Jan 17, 7:04pm -
    • Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Love

      Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Love

      Angela Newland was my first love. In that obscure corner of the brain devoted to such things, she looks the same as she did once upon a time: wispy blonde hair, blue eyes, slightly pointy chin, warm and confident smile. … Continue reading →
      - 25 Jan 17, 3:35pm -
    Emergency Comeback

    About PopMuse

    A curated aggregation of musings from across the land and of different subject matters for the scanoholics.