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Heiress Ruth Lilly Dies at 94

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Lilly bequeathed an estimated $100 million to the influential literary magazine Poetry

Orwell's birthplace to be saved from decay

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
After being neglected and forgotten for decades, the birthplace of George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm and 1984, is finally set for a makeover.

Holiday Poetry Contest for Filipino poets

Deadline: 5 January 2010

The world's only mobile literary magazine produced exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Signs of the times in modern rhymes

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
WHOEVER "invented" poetry probably wasn't thinking about places with underground opal mines or names such as Nuriootpa.

Heavenly Inspiration

Saturday, December 19, 2009
“Oh, isn’t it a lovely sunset?” a young woman asked Robert Frost.

Submissions now open...

Friday, December 18, 2009
...for ZOMBIE 2.0!

Pascale Petit

Monday, December 14, 2009
"As I was writing my last collection The Treekeeper's Tale and had already written two 'moth' poems, 'Atlas Moth' and 'Moon Moths (in the Day Room)', I thought surely it's time for me to write that hieroglyph moth, so I did."


Saturday, December 12, 2009
In need of a trusty electronic rhyming dictionary? Visit RhymeZone for all of your rhyming needs, be they mono- or multisyllabic.

wtf pwm

...is fresh.

"Interior Design" Poems

...by Hannah Stephenson

The Next Issue is at the Printers

Friday, December 11, 2009
Sally Evans, esteemed editor of Poetry Scotland, explains the process of selecting poems and deciding what goes into the broadsheet.

[via Surroundings]

The Tower Journal

Thursday, December 10, 2009
...is fresh.

Sam Rasnake

Wednesday, December 09, 2009
What is your poetic statement?

Some Musings on My Book Contest Stats: The Chapbooks

Matthew Hittinger: On a bit of a whim last night I decided to calculate how much money I've invested with the poetry book award contests since I started sending out my manuscripts in 2004.

How To Make A Newspaper Blackout Poem (time-lapse video)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Newspaper Blackout Poems


Discover and share new poetry.

The not-a-lot-of-laughs Laureate

Carol Ann Duffy's cheery Christmas offering is staggeringly joyless, says Judith Woods

read write prompt #104: how to write the sex poem right

Saturday, December 05, 2009
...by Nick Carbó

Astropoetica: Mapping the Stars through Poetry

Friday, December 04, 2009
...is fresh.

Boise State University professor Tom Trusky dies

With Tom Trusky, it was always something - writing and teaching poetry, inspiring students through his book arts class, starting a new program, researching overlooked subjects, pulling a prank, or writing arcane e-mails in meter - he was filled with energy and creativity almost constantly.

Holly Rose Review

Wednesday, December 02, 2009
...is fresh.

Beth Adams and Dave Bonta of qarrtsiluni

Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Interview for Read Write Poem:
Beth Adams: "We felt it was crucial to run a fair and strictly anonymous contest, and have the winning book be of the highest quality, both in its online and print forms. We also wanted to recognize as many of the top manuscripts as we could, which is why we chose and published a poem from each of the 10 shortlisted chapbooks, with audio and an author bio. The work was stunningly good, I thought — I was often moved to tears while choosing these poems at the end."