8 Ways to Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day

With only a few more days left in National Poetry Month, we want to highlight one of the last major events of this month’s celebration: Poem in Your Pocket Day. This year, Poem in Your Pocket Day will be held on April 26. It’s a day to carry around pocket-sized works of poetry to encourage…

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19 Insta-Poets You Need to Know

It’s official: we’re living in the “age of the Insta-poet.” The “Insta-poet” is defined as a young poet who publishes verse primarily on social media. With social media’s dominance in our ever-evolving digital world, it’s not surprising to hear that Instagram, alongside various other social media platforms, is contributing to the success of aspiring artists. While…

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The Art of Reading Poetry

In fifth grade, my music teacher asked me to recite a poem during our holiday concert. This meant having to stand in front of my classmates, teachers, and parents, and, I guess, read? I practiced it, but practice always felt like a weird term for that. More like, read it over and over in my…

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Life According to Keats: 10 Quotes on the Essence of Living

Though he had only 54 poems published in his lifetime, John Keats is recognized as one of the greatest poets of the romantic era. Mostly noted for his series of odes, Keats used gentle language and natural imagery to illustrate his subtle philosophies on life. John Keats was born in London on October 31, 1795.…

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An Owl’s-Eye View of National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month began in 1996 and has become the largest literary celebration in the world. It is an important reminder to engage with poetry through public and private readings, lectures, and support of local authors. Poetry challenges us to broaden our thinking about the physical and metaphysical by using beautiful imagery, various sonic tools,…

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