nprbooks:

More like SLAMuel L. Jackson, amiright?

(Seriously though, this is Samuel L. Jackson performing slam poetry about BOY MEETS WORLD, and it is my everything.  If you had any doubts about Jimmy Fallon’s new gig, BOW DOWN.)


thestriversrow:

Just a reminder. Happy National #Poetry Month. Check our site for tour dates this month!

thestriversrow:

Just a reminder. Happy National #Poetry Month. Check our site for tour dates this month!


A “Godless” Generation - Jon Jorgenson | Spoken Word


ivegotstoriestotell:

Life is less like a symphony. It is a rusty language, a shadowy whisper yet  a waxing chant of love and lust and light.

ivegotstoriestotell:

Life is less like a symphony.
It is a rusty language, a shadowy whisper yet 
a waxing chant of love and lust and light.


Author Shout Out: Poetry

ivegotstoriestotell:

I love a good poetry book or chapbook even if I do have the habit of not reading it all the way through the first time I pick it up. Check out these two poets and their chapbooks - Love Letters by Jon Alexander Watford and Cassiopeia at Midnight by N.L. Shompole.

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Love Letters by Jon Alexander Watford ( poetryandfingerprints )

I’ve written a Poetry Friday post about this chapbook and I’ve read it twice. Great stuff for the romantic in all of us.

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Cassiopeia at Midnight by N.L. Shompole ( kingdomsinthewild )

I haven’t read this book, but if it’s anything writing-wise to her oncoming project, Twelve Names for December, which you can read now, it’s great. Click the link for more info on her oncoming project.


buttonpoetry:

Ariana Brown - “Volver, Volver” (CUPSI 2014)

"I am always amazed that the ability to forget history is a choice for some people."

Awarded best poet at cupsi 2014.



Bloom

ivegotstoriestotell:

whenwritersblock:

You were spring time for my mind,

awakening new thoughts and confidences.

You watched me blossom into a bold,

relentless being. And I never got to thank

you properly. Here - have a piece of me.

Take this poem and remember that you

helped a meek bud bloom beautifully.

- ivegotstoriestotell

whenwritersblock had a cool picture and it inspired me. 

From my writing blog. A poem I wrote last night.


Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme, it just has to touch someone where your hands couldn’t.