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"Poetry Is the Spontaneous Overflow of Powerful Feelings"

William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads on this date in 1798. The book of poems signals a radical shift in the formal poetry of the 18th century to a more personal type of poetry that marked the beginning of the Romantic movement in literature. 22 more words


I Still Do

I used to think the power of words was inexhaustible,
That how we said the world
was how it was, and how it would be.

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Stephen Colbert and Poetry

This week two of my friends went to see a taping of The Late Show with Colbert and came back impressed. My friend Steven Smith… 116 more words


When a Poem is Action

From an interview with the Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera:

“Poetry is a call to action and it also is action. 155 more words


Meet Our New Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera

by Briana Albright,
LBPH Reader Advisor

Each morning as I commute to work, I listen to Pittsburgh’s NPR member station, 90.5 WESA. Tuesday morning last was no different. 495 more words

be part of the national poem

Juan Felipe Herrera has announced an ambitious and exciting project to mark his tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate: La Familia. An epic poem assembled from words on designated themes contributed by poets nationwide, … 98 more words


The next Staffordshire Poet Laureate?

It is a question that I repeatedly ask myself and one which I answer with a resounding why not?

Poetry and I are strange bedfellows, or at least we were at one time. 444 more words