Check out my verse paragraph poem "Cabin Fever Compels Me to Bike to the Anacostia River," along with an explanation of the verse paragraph form, some famous contemporary examples, and a verse paragraph writing prompt!
Check out my new poem "A Turn in the River," and learn about the ancient (and Biblical!) poetic form known as chiasm.
Point of view. Persona & speaker. Distance. All of these factors impact how to write war poetry. Pastor poet Patrick Cabello Hansel shares more, including how his own family ties to Ukraine have influenced his work.
As guest contributor Darcy Wiley notes, "Poetry may not solve problems, but it often de-centers them, bending toward small creatures and hidden moments."
"Unweaving the Veil" celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation. I'd argue it's also a poem about deconstruction.
God spoke to me, and surprised me, through my own words as well as the words of a colleague this past week.
What is the role of art in navigating national, ancestral, and personal reconciliation? Check out my new poem "Questioning Plates," as well as a writing prompt, that explores that question.
Check out this Advent pandemic poem, which is one of my attempts at putting the past two years into words.
Many of us are quite preoccupied this week with holiday preparations. Yet I imagine many of us also yearn for some quiet space in the New Year for reflection. Haiku is a perfect form for this practice. Read on to learn more.
I'm offering some brand new events, which is a key way I seek to "connect curious people with prayer and poetry so that we can find our true homes." I'd love to have you join me!