being a poet

Prewriting

February 22, 2011

There’s nothing like a good article to stimulate “prewriting” (or at least give you something to bring up at dinner with your in-laws).  The Anniversary Issue (February 14 & 21) of The New Yorker stood out to us as particularly full of great investigative journalism, [...]

Tight Pants

January 24, 2011

In lieu of the recent rise in popularity of “jeggings,” we refer to the New York poet Frank O’Hara for his philosophies on poetry as presented in “Personism: A Manifesto“ I’m not saying that I don’t have practically the most lofty ideas of anyone writing [...]

Uplifting News for Our Members

November 9, 2010

Highlights from this BBC Article: On average, a poet has a life-expectancy of only 62 Female poets are more likely to suffer from mental illness than any other type of writer Isn’t this grand? For more insights, visit the BBC [...]