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We have lots of poets who would enjoy being described as "a poet first, and a (fill in the job) second," as if for them writing poems is the m…

It's not at all unusual for a poet who's been impressed by someone else's poem to think, "I wish I'd written THAT!" I've never read a poem by …

Howmuch pain and anger can a good poet pack into just a few words? A lot, in this 15word haiku by Laura Foley from her 2019 collection of poem…

How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? Only one. Here's a poem by Jared Carter from his new book, "The Land Itself," from Mononga…

Jane Hirshfield, who lives in California, is one of our country's finest poets. I found this beautiful meditation in "Poetry of Presence: An A…

Robert Bly is one of the last living major American poets of his generation, and W.W. Norton recently published his "Collected Poems." I and m…

Actor Joss Ackland is 92. Former astronaut Jack Lousma is 84. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople is 80. Motivational speaker…

Tolstoy said, "Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness." I found this poem by Dorianne…

Poets Tom Montag and David Graham have just published a fine anthology, "Local News: Poetry About Small Towns," from MWPH Books, P.O. Box 8, i…

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