How do you draw the line between not wanting to live anymore and wanting to die?
Poets pay attention to signals. It's always legitimate for them to ask questions about institutional actions that might impact the community of working poets, and how the public views and understands poetry.
This brings me back where I began: poets are artists of the intentional; they are artists using signs that point to things
It's not a passing thing. We're not going to stop working on this idea. Not for a long time. We're incredibly happy with its success. We love the writers we have discovered and we can't wait to discover more. We're proud of what Write A House has accomplished so far, and we're very curious to see what it will do next.
Emily Skillings is the author of two chapbooks: Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press).
But I want to give you a few more words to live by. You can hear her talk about her work via the PBS Newshour, but here's
Nicolas Hundley's first book, The Revolver in the Hive, won the 2012 Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize and was published by Fordham University Press in 2013.
What began as a modest effort (inspired by federally designated occasions like Women's History Month in March) to highlight the cultural contributions of poets, promote the sales and distribution of poetry books, and encourage the reading and teaching of poems, has become a phenomenon positively impacting the state of poetry in the United States.
James Richardson is most recently the author of By the Numbers, which was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award, and During, just published, which won the Poetry Society of America's Castagnola Prize for best book-in-progress. He teaches at Princeton University.
"Someone asked me, "'Why do you write?' And I said, 'Because I wanted to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.'"
This essay originally appeared in Best American Poetry. Here's how it goes. The poems are printed and placed on all the tables
Lucknow-based Dr Naseem Nikhat stressed the importance of the mushaira in playing a role in maintaining communal harmony