Check out my cento poem "A Lullaby Patchwork Quilt," as well as an explanation (and contemporary examples) of the cento form.
Check out my new poem "Autobiography of an Origami Lantern," a poem whose insights surprised me after I gave myself permission to play with origami earlier this year.
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!
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.
God spoke to me, and surprised me, through my own words as well as the words of a colleague this past week.
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.
Place. Relationship. Faith. Neurodiversity. Creative practices. Advice for new poets--poetry couple Jon and Elisa Rowe explore all this, and more, in this interview :).
How do we process unanswered questions and gaps in memory, especially regarding war and wounds? Pastor Poet Patrick Hansel gives us some clues in his new book Quitting Time.
Check out these poetry readings in celebration of National Poetry Month, which demonstrate how poetry can connect us across time and space, and offer us some much-needed perspective.
What are poetry feedback groups, and why do they matter? Check out my article about my own experience of finding God through leading poetry feedback groups.