Sinead O'Connor at Festival de Cornouaille, 2014 © Thesupermat; Creative Commons license

Do Poems Need to Be Accessible?

Nov 13, 2017

Response by Neil de la Flor

It's a poem about the transformational power of speaking out in the face of thousands of 'fans' booing you.

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How Transparent Should Poetry Be?

Nov 13, 2017

Essay by Steve Lewis

Only a smattering of folks across the country understand the language, and I’m sorry to say that doesn’t include many academics.

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Driving Lessons

Nov 08, 2017

Poem by Nausheen Eusuf

They offer, at least, some character, even plot, unlike the traffic cone on the curb.

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Mad Libs: Deep State

Oct 09, 2017

Poem by Susan Terris

It was the best of times, until the big man whose clock struck thirteen made it the worst of times.

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Kathleen Spivack: Shaping What You Write

Oct 02, 2017

TW Interview by Jennifer Jean

You really have to swim down into yourself when you’re writing, which is why people confuse it all with mental illness.

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