Poets and Poetry

#HaikuCommute

February 10, 2015

This week, we asked you, our readers, to write a series of haiku that follows your commute to work or school during the day. We had a huge response to this prompt! #haikucommute [...]

Poetry Sounds: Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus”

October 30, 2014

Poetry Sounds is a segment at Tate Street High Society that features poets reading their work aloud. Since it is Sylvia Plath’s birthday week and Halloween (tomorrow!), we’re remembering Plath by bringing her back from the dead with a reading of “Lady Lazarus.” Spooky, [...]

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath!

October 27, 2014

We’re celebrating the birthday of Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) by a news round-up of interesting articles circulating about the poet and her life. You can find good article-long biographies of her at The Academy of American Poets and  a lengthy one at The Poetry [...]

Event Review: The West End Poetry Festival

October 23, 2014

Review of the West End Poetry Festival in Carrboro, NC. Participating Poets: Cathy Smith Bowers, James Applewhite, Laurence Avery, Pam Baggett, Charmaine Cadeau, Steve Cushman, Tyree Daye, Ann Deagon, Terri Kirby Erickson, Dave Manning, Joseph Mills, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Gary Phillips, David Roderick, Sacrificial Poets, Starr Seward, Alana Sherrill, Susan Spalt, Celisa Steele, Chris Tonelli, Kamaya Truitt-Martin, Ross White, and Sharon Nyree Williams. [...]

Poetry Sounds: Charles Wright, “Together”

October 1, 2014

Poetry Sounds is a segment at Tate Street High Society that features poets reading their work aloud. Charles Wright, selected earlier this summer as United States Poet Laureate, reads “Together” for an interview with PBS News Hour (2011).  This poem felt just right as summer draws to [...]