Tag Archives: Billy Collins

Poems for National Poetry Month

April is my favorite time of year. Not for the showers (although, rain’s nice), nor for the beginning of spring; rather, April is my favorite time of the year because it’s officially National Poetry Month and that means I get … Continue reading

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How to Read Poetry with a Little Help from Billy Collins

Ah poetry, that thing we all universally love, appreciate, and understand. Well, some of us, anyway. For others, poetry is a torture device full of alliterations, assonance, allusions, and apostrophe that cause anger. This is because some of us read … Continue reading

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Springtime Poetry

Well, it’s officially five days into spring. To celebrate the hopeful end of snowstorms in the east and the coming of April showers in the west, today we’re sharing some of our favorite springtime poetry. Lines Written in Early Spring … Continue reading

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2013 Pearl Poetry Prize Contest Starting May 1st

From May 1st to June 30th, Long Beach literary magazine Pearl will be hosting its annual Poetry Prize contest. The winner receives $1000 and book publication. Pearl Magazine was founded in 1974 by Joan Jobe Smith, who was an undergraduate at … Continue reading

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