Poetry

Northampton-based Winning Writers announces the winners of the 20th annual Wergle Flomp humorous poetry competition

Winning Writers, a Northampton-based company providing online resources for poets and writers, has announced the winners of its 20th annual Wergle Flomp humorous poetry competition. Anonymous US-based writer Koss took top prize among more than 5,600 participants with her poem “My Therapist Sez” – “a tumultuous tour through sessions with …

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PONGO POETRY: Pain is a full circle

The mission of the Pongo Poetry Project is to inspire young people to write poetry to inspire healing and growth. For more than 20 years, Pongo has framed poetry with youth at the Children & Family Justice Center (CFJC), the King County juvenile detention center. Many CFJC residents are young …

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Saint-Louis activist shares heartbreaking experiences in poetry book

“I use my transparency to invite other people into a space where they can feel comfortable sharing their truth and honesty.” ST. LOUIS – Transparency in sharing everything she’s been through in her 38 years comes naturally to published author, poet and community activist Tracy “T-Spirit” Stanton. The average person …

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The Best Recent Poetry – Critics Summary | Poetry

Learning to sleep (Cap, £ 10), John Burnside’s first collection of poems since 2017 is an assessment of the many sleep disorders (including severe insomnia and apnea) that have afflicted him for several years. Lack of rest, and its physical and mental impacts, are made tangible. “Ode to Hypnos” begins: …

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On the other side of the fence: poetry in motion

When was the last time you were in Gig Harbor, Washington? Seen everything? Absolutely ? Even the fun gnome quest that takes place in the area? Well, there is something new going on, and you might like to go out there and explore it, while having a nice and healthy …

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