Poem

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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech. — Simonides

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Introduction1

What makes a poem … a poem? (Melissa Kovacs, TED-ED)

Introduction to Poetry (Billy Collins, Poetry Foundation)

Dictionary

poem : a composition in verse — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems; or, may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry. It is published in dedicated magazines (the longest established being Poetry and Oxford Poetry), individual collections and wider anthologies. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Outline

Outline of poetry (Wikipedia)

Portal

The Poetry Foundation, Poetry (LibrarySpot), Poetry Portal (Wikipedia)

Search

WolframAlpha

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Inspiration

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Preservation

History

Poetry through the Ages (Michael Douma, Curator)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Archive

The Poetry Archive

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Tips for Teaching Poetry (Academy of American Poets)

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Organization

Academy of American Poets, Poetry Foundation

Event

Meetup.com

Forum

Reddit

News

The New Yorker Poems, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Poet Laureate (The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress)

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Funny poems (Peculiar Poetry)

Poem

Introduction to Poetry (Billy Collins, Poetry Foundation)

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Rumor

Snopes.com

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More…

The New Yorker: Poetry Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.

  • Saeed Jones Reads Deborah Digges
    by wnycdigital@gmail.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on June 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Saeed Jones joins Kevin Young to read “The Wind Blows Through the Doors of My Heart,” by Deborah Digges, and his own poem “A Spell to Banish Grief.” Jones’s work has received the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, and a Stonewall Book Award.

  • Eileen Myles Reads Joy Harjo
    by wnycdigital@gmail.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on May 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Eileen Myles joins Kevin Young to read “Without,” by Joy Harjo, and their own poem “Dissloution.” Myles has published more than twenty books of poetry and prose. Their honors include the Publishing Triangle’s 2020 Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, multiple Lambda Literary Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • Christian Wiman Reads Patrizia Cavalli
    by wnycdigital@gmail.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on April 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Christian Wiman joins Kevin Young to discuss “Far from Kingdoms” and “Outside, In Fact, There Wasn't Any Change,” by Patrizia Cavalli, translated by Judith Baumel, and his own poem “Eating Grapes Downward.” Wiman is a poet, essayist, editor, and translator, whose honors include the 2016 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, and the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature.

  • Amanda Gorman Reads Tracy K. Smith
    by wnycdigital@gmail.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on December 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Amanda Gorman joins Kevin Young to read “Declaration,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem “Ship’s Manifest.” Gorman served as the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate, received a 2020 Poets & Writers Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and, in 2021, became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history.

  • Aria Aber Reads Frank Bidart
    by wnycdigital@gmail.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on November 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Aria Aber joins Kevin Young to read “Half Light,” by Frank Bidart, and her own poem “Dirt and Light.” Aber is a Whiting Award recipient, a current Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the author of “Hard Damage,” which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry.

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