Category Archives: poetry

I’m tired of the same old, cheesy poems that don’t interest me. Are there any other poems that are actually cool and relevant?

Great question, and it’s just in time for National Poetry Month! Poetry has existed for thousands of years, and there is much more to poetry than sappy love sonnets. While there’s nothing wrong with gushy love poems, there are other … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: “The Crossover,” and Other Verse Novels

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is an energetic, engaging and emotional novel written in verse about basketball, family, and adolescent relationships.  The story centers on twins Josh and JB’s life as they prepare to compete in the middle school basketball championship. … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Verse – A Novel Idea!

During my undergrad and graduate years as an English major, poetry was always my literary “weak link”. While I learned about Keats and Donne, my personal affinity was always for “free verse,” with its unpredictable rhythms and lack of rhyme—a … Continue reading

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