Image taken from the poem section of the website A Love in Verse 

They say if you’re ever loved by a writer you’ll never die. That was certainly true for Peter Gordon’s wife, Alison, when Peter decided to write his wife a poem every day for 25 years. It had started as a joke 30 years ago when Peter wrote a poem and hid it under Alison’s pillow where she found the poem and liked it. Every day since he has written her a poem, even after her death four years ago.

“She was quite amused by it,” Peter told The Guardian, “both charmed and flattered,...

April 30, 2020

To celebrate the final day of the National Poetry Month, the American Academy of Poets will host Shelter in Poems: A Virtual Reading of Uplifting Poems to Bring Us Together on Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 p.m. E.T. 

“As National Poetry Month comes to a close, many of us will have weathered a month of solitude in an act of solidarity to protect each other. During these weeks, poetry has brought us all closer together even as we remain physically apart,” the academy’s website stated.

The event will raise funds to support our free publications a...

April 2, 2020

As we approach another month of national isolation, the fact that April is National Poetry month is one way we can find and follow our bliss.  Most of us haven’t really thought about, or appreciated, poetry since we were in high school or college, but since we are all home this month, I encourage you to take some time each day to find a poem that will re-invigorate your soul, or at least amuse you.

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.  It has since become the largest literary celebration in the worl...

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