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5 Quotes from Mary Oliver Poems That Could Save Humanity

Life lessons from Mary Oliver poems that humanity needs to learn ASAP.

Poems For When Life Is Just Hard

Because sometimes you need to read some beautiful poems about life to remind you that yes, life can knock the wind out of you, but these poets know it, too, and they want to remind you that you've got this.

When Poetry Nights Turn Into Parties

When a poetry night turns into a party: could this be the future of live performance for poets, storytellers, comedians, and musicians?

How to Read Poetry

Tools and strategies for reading poetry (it isn't like reading a novel!)

4 Poetry Collections That Aren’t What You’d Expect

Poetry collections that are out of the ordinary.

10 Unmissable LGBTQ+ Poets

10 contemporary LGBTQ+ poets writing about the queer experience.

A Beginner’s Guide to Confessional Poetry

What Is Confessional Poetry? A quick and dirty definition: confessional poetry is poetry focused on the “I.” It deals with ...

25 Dark Poems for When You Want to Explore the Shadows

Sometimes the best poetry is the darkest. To fill that shadow in your heart, here are 25 dark poems about life, death, grief and despair.

9 Cat Poems for Cat People

Quickly sate your feline appetite with these nine cat poems (for cat people).

Awesome Ideas for Celebrating Burns Night

Say slàinte to the Ploughman Poet on January 25th with Burns Night, the boss literary holiday that celebrates Robert Burns and his beloved homeland of Scotland.

35 Stunning Rupi Kaur Quotes On Love, Heartbreak, And More

Rupi Kaur is the bestselling poet of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers. Her poems are about love, family, heartbreak, racism, sexism, and more. I love all the words she writes, but here are 35 of my favourite Rupi Kaur quotes!

12 Ridiculously Beautiful Ocean Poems

From a simple contemplation of the sea to a reflection of our own lives, here are some brilliant ocean poems.

45 Short Poems to Sneak More Poetry Into Your Life

Short poems for when you need a quick poetry fix.

58 Beautiful Love Poems to Read Right Now

A list of fifty-eight love poems ranging from Shakespeare's sonnets to Instagram poetry.

30 Poetry Apps for the Mobile Poet and Poetry Lover

Poetry apps for reading, writing, learning about, and listening to, poetry.