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Favorite Poems of the 20th Century

At the end of 2019, Living Poetry conducted a poll of its members to determine which 20th century poems were our favorites. First we held nominations and 37 poems by 32 different poets qualified for the ballot then we voted. Each Living Poet was allowed to rank up to five poems. Their first place poem … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Temptation

We’re three-quarters of the way through National Poetry Month. Here’s my favorite prompt from last week: For today’s prompt, write a temptation poem. Nearly everyone is tempted by something: fame, glory, money, chocolate. Today is the perfect day to give in to the temptation to write about your (or “a friend’s”) temptation. Also, I totally … Continue reading

Living Poetry Winter 2018 News

Happy New Year, Living Poets! Before we get to our member news, a gentle reminder that our get-together to celebrate Living Poetry’s 9th Anniversary is coming up. If you have not already, RSVP for our anniversary celebration. While 9 years is a big milestone, we will also celebrate more than 800 members! We’ll meet at … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Imitation poem

This week’s prompt: write an imitation poem of ‘Love After Love‘ In honor of Derek Walcott’s passing, this Friday, we will write an imitation poem of his ‘Love After Love’. You can choose if you want to imitate his style (poetic form, music) or the subject matter (learning to love yourself after a great love … Continue reading

Derek Walcott died Friday, March 17

Sad news for the literary world: Derek Walcott passed away on Friday at the age of 87. He was a successful poet and playwright. In 1992, he had received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read an article about his life and accomplishments in the New Yorker. Likely his most anthologized poem is Love After Love. … Continue reading

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