essay National Poetry Month

A Poet, a Notebook, and a Pencil Walk into a Bar…

It’s closing in on that time again. National Poetry Month. Are you prepared? Lots of folks use the month to generate new work, doing the Poem A Day thing. There are prompts galore out there for those who want to give writing a poem every day a try. Sometimes you need a little bit more than a one-word or one-sentence prompt. And sometimes one word is all it takes. Other ways to get you into…

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Miscellaneous

Love Me, Love Me Not

As publishers of a poetry journal, we’ve talked among ourselves about how the writing community shows support for poets, is generous, helps get the word out when someone publishes a new piece. We’ve talked about the reviewing process, how that helps writers on many levels ranging from sales to understanding their audiences more deeply. We’ve talked about being gentle in our criticisms so as not to stifle further development for any writer. Now that the…

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