Tag Archives: poetry

No Longer a Poet: A Cautionary Tale

When I was about seven or eight, I fell in love with poetry. I don’t quite remember how it happened, but one day I started begging my parents for books of poetry in much the same way that other girls beg for Malibu Stacy dolls. My dad was happy to help find the poetry book […]

What Rhymes with Poetry?

I’m too literal for poetry. I have a cautious appreciation for those who enjoy it and can do it well, but I tend to like more story-like poems like Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” or my personal favorite, the book Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum. I respect writers of poetry, even if I don’t understand half […]

That Poetry Beat

Poetry isn’t for everyone. I love poetry for how it makes me feel, the same way some people feel about opera or ballet. But it wasn’t always that way. I came to the poetry scene late in my academic career. Like so many kids my age, I thought poetry was either something written a long […]

Words Matter

I don’t usually do this, but I thought I’d let you all peek behind the curtain this week.  Maybe give you a little taste of my initial thoughts when I found out I’d be writing about poetry. Okay, kids. Buckle up, here we go: “I got nothin’.” That pretty much summed up my initial draft. […]