Archives For *Poetry*

 

Anna Akhmatova

Saturday June 22 is the birthday of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova

Here are four elegant poems by her…

The Voice of Memory
Anna Akhmatova

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Yesterday (May 9) was the birthday of the late Jesuit priest and poet, Daniel Berrigan. Here are 7 of our favorite poems of his…

 

Like many others during the 1960s, Berrigan’s active protest against the Vietnam War earned him both scorn and admiration. His particular form of militancy and radical spirituality in the service of social and political justice was significant enough, at that time, to “shape the tactics of resistance to the Vietnam War” in the United States. (via Wikipedia)

 

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Daniel Berrigan

 




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Sunday (April 22) is the birthday of poet Louise Gluck.

In honor of the occasion, we offer these videos of her reading her poems…

*** Books by Louise Gluck


An Adventure

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April is National Poetry Month!!!

 

To  celebrate and to encourage us all to read more poetry, here are seven of our favorite poetry collections from the last five years! 

ALSO, check out our lists of
CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY poets
that you should know… 

 

   

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems 

Molly McCully Brown

Listen to the Poet’s Conversation
with NPR’s Terry Gross
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Tomorrow (March 31) marks the anniversary of the death of poet John Donne (d. 1631).

As this weekend is also Easter Weekend, we remember Donne’s death with five poems he wrote about the death and resurrection of Jesus…

 

Seven More Classic Poems
for Easter Weekend!

 

Crucifying
John Donne

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In honor of Women’s History Month, here is our recommended list of living women poets that you should be reading and talking about. We read everything we can get our hands on by these poets, and will continue to read and review their work.

 

See also:

Ten Important Women Theologians

These poets are arranged in alphabetical order by their last names… 
 

Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is an American poet, essayist, playwright, and the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2018. Periviosly she was a professor for 15 years at Yale University, where she taught poetry and chaired the African American Studies department.(via Wikipedia)

Books by Elizabeth Alexander

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This excellent new collection of poems
is now available…

 

The Undressing:
Poems

Li-Young Lee

 
Hardback: WW Norton, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle  ]
 
 

Listen to an NPR interview with the poet…

 
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Tomorrow (Feb. 9) is the birthday of poet and novelist Alice Walker.

Here are five of our favorite poems by her…

All the Toys
Alice Walker

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Jan. 28 marks the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

We celebrate the occasion with three hymns that he wrote, and that have been passed down through church history…

 

Want to read more Aquinas?
Our Intro Reading Guide

 

Adoro te devote
St. Thomas Aquinas

(Trans. Gerard Manley Hopkins)

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TODAY (Jan. 19) marks the birthday of American writer Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1809).

We celebrate the occasion with five of our favorite poems by him…

 

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To Helen
Edgar Allan Poe

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