Poems have value. Every poem. Some are famous; some are known only by the poet who created them, but each and every poem is valuable, and some are priceless. I plan to use this space to talk about, explore, and sometimes formally analyze poems of all kinds.
If there's a poem you've written or one you've read by another poet that you'd like me to talk about, or just read, use the talk link above or the button below and send it to me.
If you want to send me a physical book or chapbook, use the contact form to request my snail mail address.
I'll blog about famous poets like Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, and Gwendolyn Brooks. But I'll also write about poets you may not be so familiar with like Camille Ralphs and Vijay Seshadri. I'll also happily write about amateur and unpublished or seldom published poets.
I read a lot of poetry journals, so if you publish your poems, I may happen on them and write about you. But there's always a better chance if you shout them out.
I'll kick things off soon with a blog-post on Sylvia Plath, since my book The Ariel Method will be out next spring. From there, I'll go where inspiration leads. Sometimes I might write about my own writing process and my experiences in submitting and publishing my work. Other times, I may talk poetic theory, history, or general aesthetics. In any and all cases I'm as interested in hearing from you as I am in posting my own thoughts.
I look forward to sharing the adventure with you!