Sweeney’s Twitter question evoked memories of poetry on the road

Jon M. Sweeney is one of the Twitter folks I follow because his page is always interesting. He’s rarely off-putting as so many other writers can be. Recently he asked a question that brought back memories of poetry on the road, and I was surprised at how the question stuck with me even after I answered, “Nope.” Continue reading “Sweeney’s Twitter question evoked memories of poetry on the road”

The making of the incredibly versatile Jennifer Reeser

Pt. 2 of 3

Jennifer Reeser
Poet Jennifer Reeser (used with permission)

Jennifer Reeser, in case you missed the first article in our series about her, is no ordinary writer. Exceptional poet, widely praised translator, essayist, and reviewer, Reeser has long refused to confine her intellect to one form or genre.

Years ago, a famous poet’s son who became an accomplished writer told how his father “made his head.” As with everything, seeds of one’s future are sown at a very young age. Continue reading “The making of the incredibly versatile Jennifer Reeser”

Like football? We have poems for that, you know

About five years ago, a professor at the US Naval Academy got into hot water. Why? He included a football poem for students to read in his English class. The poem was about football, it’s true, but like any fine poem, it’s about far more than that. Professor Bruce Fleming’s decision to teach “Kong Looks Back on his Tryout With the Bears” was a blessing to me even though I don’t know him.  Continue reading “Like football? We have poems for that, you know”

Start each day with a YDP poem in your email—for free!

Jayne Jaudon Ferrer at an event with Mayhem Poets.
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer at an event with Mayhem Poets.

Jayne Jaudon Ferrer is a writer of many talents—best selling poet, novelist, and webmaster at the popular Your Daily Poem website.  YDP can help your day get off to a great start, for free.  Continue reading “Start each day with a YDP poem in your email—for free!”