Poets.org

History By Robert Lowell - Poems | Academy Of American Poets

History has to live with what was here, clutching and close to fumbling all we had— it is so dull and gruesome how we die, unlike writing, life never finishes. Abel was finished; death is not remote, a flash-in-the-pan electrifies the skeptic, his cows crowding like skulls against high-voltage wire, his baby crying all night like a new machine.

Actived: Tuesday Apr 13, 2021

Detail: https://poets.org/poem/history

The Poetic History of Colorado | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Poetic History of Colorado. search. find poems find poets poem-a-day library (texts, books & more) materials for teachers poetry near you Because Colorado was settled late in the nineteenth century, poetry in English begins late in Colorado. Though there were nomadic Indian groups and, later, settlers from Mexico, there is little poetry of ...

History Read

Personal History by Adrienne Su - Poems | Academy of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Personal History - The world’s largest Confederate monument - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

Pre Read

Poetry's Place in the History of Banned Books | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Seminal to the history of American verse, Leaves of Grass, a frank and sensual celebration of America and the human body, would later be considered a classic that established Whitman as one of the originators of a uniquely American poetic voice.

History Read

The Poetic History of Arkansas | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) — Sonny Boy Williamson, "Eyesight to the Blind" Any locale will yield its share of writers, but the majority of its inhabitants will go unaware of its own--past and present. Arkansas offers a wildly diverse geography: two mountain ranges, piney woods and delta. It has birthed or raised or adopted ...

Pre Read

History by Carol Ann Duffy - Poems | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History. Carol Ann Duffy - 1955-She woke up old at last, alone, bones in a bed, not a tooth in her head, half dead, shuffled and limped downstairs in the rag of her nightdress, smelling of pee. Slurped tea, stared at her hand--twigs, stained gloves-- wheezed and coughed, pulled on the coat that hung from a hook on the door, lay on the sofa ...

History Read

The Sea Is History by Derek Walcott - Poems | Academy of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) it was not History; then came, like scum on the river's drying lip, the brown reeds of villages mantling and congealing into towns, and at evening, the midges' choirs, and above them, the spires lancing the side of God. as His son set, and that was the New Testament. Then came the white sisters clapping to the waves' progress, and that was ...

History Read

history | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) history - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. poets.org Donate Donate. history. search. find poems find poets poem-a-day library (texts, books & more) materials for ...

Pre Read

History by Linda Hogan - Poems | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History - This is the word that is always bleeding. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

Pre Read

Inaugural Poems in History | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) While art and literature have always played an integral part in shaping the history of our civilization, the inclusion of poetry at the Presidential inauguration is relatively recent. Only four presidents—John F. Kennedy in 1961, Bill Clinton in 1993 and 1997, Barack Obama in 2009 and 2013, and Joe Biden in 2021—have had poets read at their ...

Pre Art Read

Poems for Kids | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Black History Month: Poems for Kids. Browse this selection of poems for Black History Month by classic and contemporary poets, including Jericho Brown's "The Tradition" and Marilyn Nelson's "1905." black history month poems for kids come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me ...

Black Read

Making History by Marilyn Nelson - Poems | Academy of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Making History - Somebody took a picture of a class. The Lutherans sit stolidly in rows; only their children feel the holy ghost that makes them jerk and bobble and almost destroys the pious atmosphere for those whose reverence bows their backs as if in work.

History Read

Haiku | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of the Haiku Form. Haiku began in thirteenth-century Japan as the opening phrase of renga, an oral poem, generally a hundred stanzas long, which was also composed syllabically. The much shorter haiku broke away from renga in the sixteenth century and was mastered a century later by Matsuo Basho, who wrote this classic haiku:

History Read

Women's History Month | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of extraordinary, influential women. In particular, we remember the women poets who have helped shape American poetry—innovative poets including Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Rich, and kari edwards.

Art Women Read

Writing the Past: Using Poetry to Explore Family History ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) All of the family history poems—from Charlie’s poem about the baby alligator his sister bought at a carnival, to Caroline’s poem about the moment her parents met—were astonishing. Not only was each student able to explore a meaningful part of his or her family’s past, but each poem also reflected his or her distinctive voice.

Art Read

from "A Coda to History" by Kwame Dawes, John Kinsella ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) of history for who he is, in the inadequate way of symbols, in the way of the bible’s total disregard for history, and the prophet’s dance in the fulcrum of history, leaping over time and place, returning to the place where we began having learned nothing and yet having learned everything language offers us.

History Read

National Poetry Month | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students ...

History Read

12 Poems to Read for Black History Month | Academy of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Michael S. Harper’s “American History” is one of the great poems of our or any other language. The stunning ease with which the poem juxtaposes, in a highly compact form, grandeur and minutiae, consequence and cause, content and technique (in other words, big idea and meager action), and the sad, suffocating ease with which poems written by poets of color tend to read as mere reflex of a ...

History Read

Lyric Poetry | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of Lyric Poetry: Lyric poetry began as a fixture of ancient Greece, classified against other categories of poetry at the time of classical antiquity: dramas (written in verse) and epic poems. The lyric was far shorter, distinguished also by its focus on the poet’s state of mind and personal themes rather than narrative arc.

Ancient Read

Black History Month: Poems for Kids | Academy of American ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Black History Month: Poems for Kids - To celebrate Black History Month in February—and the rich tradition of African American poetry all year... - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

Pre Black Read

A Little History by David Lehman - Poems | Academy of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Little History - Some people find out they are Jews. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

Pre Read

Ode | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Ode - The ode—originally accompanied by music and dance, and later reserved by the Romantic poets to convey their strongest sentiments—is a...

History Read

The History of Silence by Emmy Pérez - Poems | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The History of Silence - When did it begin? - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

Pre Read

Black History Month | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) To celebrate Black History Month in February—and the rich tradition of American poetry all year long—browse essays on literary milestones and movements, find important books on black history and poetics, look for lesson plans for Black History Month, read archival letters from classic Black poets, and search poems about the Black experience by both classic and contemporary poets.

Black Read

The Lullaby of History by Kevin Boyle - Poems | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Lullaby of History By Kevin Boyle. I put the bookmark in the page after Lincoln’s silence during the 1860 campaign, after no one in the Gulf States cast a single vote for him, then march off to the car, carseat in tow, drive on cruise, mainly, to the site in Durham where Sherman coaxed the Southern general—Johnston— to submit twice, sign twice.

History Read

A Brief History of Hostility by Jamaal May - Poems | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Brief History of Hostility. Jamaal May. In the beginning there was the war. The war said let there be war and there was war. The war said let there be peace and there was war. The people said music and rain evaporating against fire in the brush was a kind of music and so was the beast.

History Read

About Carol Ann Duffy | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) She lives in Manchester and is the Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Duffy was appointed as Britain's Poet Laureate on May 1, 2009, becoming both the first woman and the first openly lesbian poet to hold the position in its more than 300 year history.

History Read

Elegy | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of the Elegy Form. The elegy began as an ancient Greek metrical form and is traditionally written in response to the death of a person or group. Though similar in function, the elegy is distinct from the epitaph, ode, and eulogy: the epitaph is very brief; the ode solely exalts; and the eulogy is most often written in formal prose.

Ancient Read

Blood History by Reginald Dwayne Betts - Poems | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) history to myself tonight—because letting go is the art of living fully in the world your body creates when you sleep. Say a prayer for the insomniacs. They hunger & demand the impossible. Pray for the farmers, hands deep in loam— body’s weight believing what the mind knows is …

Art Read

Sports History by Brett Fletcher Lauer - Poems | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sports History - I understand what - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

Pre Read

Tanka | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as "short song," and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form. History of the Tanka Form. One of the oldest Japanese forms, tanka originated in the seventh century, and quickly became the preferred verse form not only in the ...

Pre Read

Pantoum | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of the Pantoum Form. The pantoum originated in Malaysia in the fifteenth-century as a short folk poem, typically made up of two rhyming couplets that were recited or sung. However, as the pantoum spread, and Western writers altered and adapted the form, the …

Pre Read

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou - Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History, despite its wrenching pain Cannot be unlived, but if faced With courage, need not be lived again. Lift up your eyes upon This day breaking for you. Give birth again To the dream. Women, children, men, Take it into the palms of your hands, Mold it into the shape of your most Private need. Sculpt it into The image of your most public self.

Women Read

History of Hurricanes by Teresa Cader - Poems | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of Hurricanes - Because we cannot know. Because we cannot know— we plant crops, make love in the light of our not-knowing A Minuteman prods cows from the Green with his musket, his waxed paper windows snapping in the wind, stiletto stalks in the herb garden upright—Now blown sideways—Now weighted down in genuflection, not toward, And a frail man holding an Imari teacup paces at ...

History Read

A Short History of the Apple by Dorianne Laux - Poems ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The history of apples in each starry core, every papery chamber's bright bitter seed. Woody stem an infant tree. William Tell and his lucky arrow. Orchards of the Fertile Crescent. Bushels. Fire blight. Scab and powdery mildew. Cedar apple rust. The apple endures. Born of the wild rose, of crab ancestors.

History Read

About Us | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) What is the history of the Academy of American Poets? The Academy of American Poets was founded by twenty-three-year-old Marie Bullock after she returned from studying in France where she appreciated poets' prominent place in the culture.

Pre Read

Mennonites by Julia Spicher Kasdorf - Poems | Academy of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Family History. At dusk the girl who will become my mom must trudge through the snow, her legs cold under skirts, a bandanna tight on her braids. In the henhouse, a klook pecks her chapped hand as she pulls a warm egg from under its breast. This girl will always …

History Read

Pastoral | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of the Pastoral Tradition. The pastoral tradition can be traced back to Hesiod, a Greek oral poet active between 750 and 650 BCE, roughly the same time as Homer. His most famous poem, Works and Days, is part farmer's almanac and part didactic exploration of the nature of human labor.

Art Exploration Read

Poems | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Poems. Search our extensive curated collection of over 10,000 poems by occasion, theme, and form, or search by keyword or poet's name in the field below.

History Read

Ars Poetica | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of the Ars Poetica Form. Among the first known treatises on poetry, Horace's "Ars Poetica" (also referred to as Letters to Piso) is literally translated as "The Art of Poetry" or "On the Art of Poetry." Composed sometime between 20 B.C.E. and 13 B.C.E., the poem outlines principles of poetry, including knowledge, decorum, and sincerity ...

Art Read

Epistolary Poem | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of the Epistolary Poem. The epistle form dates back to verse letters of the Roman Empire, and was refined and popularized by Horace and Ovid. The latter used the form as a venue for romance and sentimentality, such as in his Heroides—love letters from the great women of antiquity.

Women Read

Black History Month Spotlight: Contemporary Black Poetry ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) For Black History Month, every Friday in Stanza we have highlighted a different movement that was essential to African American poetry—and the literary landscape of America overall. In previous weeks, we’ve spotlighted the Harlem Renaissance, Négritude, and the Black Arts movement, and this ...

Pre Renaissance Art Black Read

About Sappho | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The history of her poems is as speculative as that of her biography. She was known in antiquity as a great poet: Plato called her "the tenth Muse" and her likeness appeared on coins. It is unclear whether she invented or simply refined the meter of her day, but today it is known as "Sapphic" meter.

History Read

The Tradition by Jericho Brown - Poems | Academy of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) black history month farewell Themes america body death politics social justice Forms sonnet About Jericho Brown > sign up for poem-a-day Receive a new poem in your inbox daily. Email Address. Sign Up. About This Poem “The poet’s relationship to language and form is an addiction where what’s past is present, a video on loop. Not watching ...

Pre Black Read

An Accounting by Brett Fletcher Lauer - Poems | poets.org

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Sports History. I understand what a jump shot is, certain mechanics. of the body, hand positions, elbow alignment, follow. through. Enough player names to mention around. the imaginary water-cooler if I found myself there. A body. at rest still needs to hydrate. I cried watching Bird. and Magic in that

History Read

A Brief Guide to Négritude | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The term “Négritude” was coined by Césaire in his Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, 1939) and it means, in his words, “The simple recognition of the fact that one is black, the acceptance of this fact and of our destiny as blacks, of our history and culture.”

Black Read

Native American Heritage Month | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) This November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, a time for us to honor the history, culture, and traditions of Native Americans past and present. On September 28, 1915, President Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation that resulted in the first Native American heritage celebration in the ...

Traditions Pre Read

University & College Poetry Prizes | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Established in 1955, the University and College Poetry Prize program began with ten schools. Today, the Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at colleges and universities across the U.S, and has awarded cash prizes to nearly ten …

History Read