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Love Poems

Have you read Morgan Parker’s essay “Love Poems are Dead” over at the Harriet the Blog? What, I asked my students, apprentices to contemporary verse, is a love poem in 2015? Parker explores love as privilege. Parker suggests a line from Amiri Baraka’s “Black Art” as an answer: Let there be no love poems written until love can … Continue reading


Please help support The Writer’s Garret on North Texas Giving Day #NTXGivingDay

Today is the day! You can make a difference! The Writer’s Garret needs your help on today. It’s North Texas Giving Day and our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year. The Writer’s Garret is an important literary center in North Texas and to writers and readers. Programs like Writers in the Schools (WINS), Writers’ CAMP, and … Continue reading


Poem covers

I love when I find poems that have been recorded as songs such as Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee. This is an exquisite interpretation of Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death (479)” by Natalie Merchant with Susan McKeown & The Chanting House: Do you know of other poems that have been … Continue reading