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The Year in New York Poetry

If 2020 seemed, for better or worse, to mark the beginning of a new era – one heralded by a global pandemic and a widespread civil rights protest movement – ​​2021 may have felt more characterized through frustration, bringing neither the…

How to read punctuation in poetry

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Reading poetry is a totally different experience from reading prose. You finally have a feel for different forms and how…

How to read line breaks in poetry

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Have you ever read a poem and wondered why a poet cut a line after a specific word? I'm not just talking about the lyrics of…

A Guide to Japanese Poetry Forms

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. We've all heard of haiku, but it's far from the only form of Japanese poetry. On the contrary, it is only one of a long line…