The only stage dedicated to poetry at Glastonbury Festival
In each generation, poets try to explain anew what poetry does, using metaphors that reflect the technology of their age. In our internet era, Harryette Mullen writes: "If encyclopedia collects general knowledge, the recyclopedia salvages and finds imaginative uses for knowledge. That's what poetry does when it remakes and renews words, images, and ideas, transforming surplus cultural information into something unexpected."
In Their Own Words - Poetry Society of America
This poem began as an ars poetica. A glorified play on words. I wanted to riff about words and how they haunt us in our sleep. Or, better yet, when a poem writes you. What is the responsibility of the both-eyes-wide-open poet? How do we access freedom in language in discussing topics many audiences would rather not hear about, such as racialized violence?
"DP.f.30" is one of the first poems I wrote for the book called Double Portrait. All the things that I am going to tell you about this poem, and about all the Double Portraits, are things I didn't know as I was writing. The only thing I knew then was to do what I had always done: listen for the language, try to find the pattern, move toward whatever it was that was trying to reveal itself. But now I can see some things about the Double Portraits that I couldn't when I set out.
Welcome to the 'Words to Sit With' space
Sidelight: are important to poetic effects; to create sounds appropriate tothe , the poet may sometimes prefer toachieve a cacophonous effect instead of the more commonly sought-for . The use of words with the consonants and for example, produce harsher sounds than the soft and or the liquid and
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Also called or , therepetition of the initial sounds (usually consonants) of stressed syllables inneighboring words or at short intervals within a line or passage, usually atword beginnings, as in "wild and woolly" or the line from the poem, :
Blue Mountain Arts :: Poetry Card Contest
The word was first introduced to me in a workshop by the brilliant poet, Dawn Marie Knopf, and it means a spoken curse. It was irresistible as a conceit, but I didn't touch it for years. Imprecation. I grew up sealed shut, ashamed of my body, ashamed to speak. From imprecari, to invoke, call down upon.
everettpoetrynite | ~ Experience Spoken Word
Let's return to the first poem we read, "Weep when I'm Gone." The second and third verses are:It isn't how many unusual words one uses that makes a poet;rather, it's how those words are used.
I trust I can rely on your poets
Of course, we know that prose and poetry are closely related and parts of the language of every nation; both are means of communicating ideas and, obviously, one uses the same words for both.
Submission Guidelines – The CDC Poetry Project
"Nectarines" really started when Melissa asked me if I'd write a poem for a track off Siamese Dream. She used to host this reading series called Polestar in the basement of Cake Shop, and the idea was you take a record like Doolittle or Super Fly and you assign each poet a track. Give them a little head start, maybe a month to write a poem that approaches their song in some way, and when everyone meets in the basement they read their poems in the same order as the track listing.