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Puzzled by Jon Ferry
This book of poetry by Vancouver poet Jon Ferry explores the confusing nature of the current era. Now known as the Information Age, perhaps in the future it will be called the Age of Intolerance - illiberal, tribal thinking appears to be dominating the public agenda.
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Warm November by Kathryn Dove
The inspiring poems in this book stem from two decades working with the Meredith College Autism Program. From hilarious to serious, each poem is a nugget of joy in a confusing world.
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Clover and giants by Pam Ray
wet throated ode to life
did I do enough?
inside each of us is a giant
curled like a fetus
yearning to stretch
and claim mountain tops
as a right of passage - read the full poem
In my last email, I asked you some questions, like "Have you ever bought a physical poetry book written by a living poet." I did a similar quiz about a year ago.
Your responses were very interesting and different than the ones from a year ago. Quite a few more people have bought poetry books by living poets, which I think is great!
Still not many members subscribe to some of the more "famous" poetry journals like American Poetry Review, Poetry magazine, etc.
If you're ever looking to buy books by allpoetry poets, check out the "Publish" tab at the top, near the middle of the page there you'll see a list of recently added books, click "list all."
Whether or not people are interested in learning to write like "successful" poets continues to be controversial, with about half saying "yes," and half "no." Still, more said 'yes' than previously. I'm a strong believer in always continuing to improve.
Thanks for sharing your work with the allpoetry community. We appreciate you, and hope your poetry vibe is going strong for 2020!
Keep learning & improving your poetry!
A new-years resolution: Write a poem every day