Topic : Poetry
Poetry a Day
February 24, 2007
"Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives," The Library of Congress's Poetry 180 website proclaims. It's designed to for students to read a poem a day for every one of the 180 school days of a year. But you don't have to be a student to enjoy this selection of poems, of course. Click here to see the complete list of poems.
Books we love
January 8, 2007
Want to conjure more powerful poetry, vivid verse or delectable doggerel? These books on writing poetry can help:
A Monthly Column for Word Lovers
November 1, 2006By Orin Hargraves
We gather in the poetry corner of the Lounge this month to spend some time with a good old-fashioned poem written back in the day when rhyme and meter were an expected part of the package. Along the way, we marvel at the staying power of a few sturdy English words. Continue reading...
Veneta Masson has practiced nursing for 35 years, mostly in inner-city Washington, DC. Along the way, she found an outlet to express everything she was witnessing and experiencing -- poetry. Veneta started putting together essays and poems about her nursing life and today has two collections in print, Ninth Street Notebook (short pieces) and Rehab at the Florida Avenue Grill (poems). She's also part of a community of nurses who write verse influenced by their profession. Call them Nurse Poets.
VT: How did you get started writing poetry?Continue reading...
Books we love
Nurse Poet's Books
August 14, 2006
Veneta Masson, the nurse and poet we interviewed recently for our "Word Count" section, recommends these anthologies to get a taste of nurses' writing:
The Poetry of Nursing was edited by Judy Schaefer and consists of poems and commentary by fifteen nurse poets.
The Loungeurs drop all work in hand this month to defend a double-barrelled charge against a particular poet and against thesaurus users from the likes of a mere radio personality. Continue reading...