A Social Media-Fueled Bestseller List

 

Ask twenty friends who their favorite poet is and you’re certain to get twenty different answers. William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost roll off the tongue easily – the greats, the classics. But ask Amazon who their customers’ favorite poets are and you’ll get an entirely different set of answers. Today we’re exploring seven of Amazon’s best-selling poets and their rise to prominence ...

10 Questions to Test your Poetry Knowledge

Poetry – does the mere mention of it transport you back to the classroom and the type of lessons where the whole class were forced to study the same poem; delving into the wording and trying to unravel exactly what the poet meant? Perhaps you were fortunate enough to have the type of teacher who brought poetry to life for you; making the written words truly come alive for the ...

Poetry Essentials: 60 books that will make you fall in love with poetry all over again!

Some poems crave the outdoors – preferring to be read in the company of sunshine and picnic baskets. Others demand a cozy environment – bundled up in blankets as snow falls outside. Some poems keep us company through hard times, others give us respite when we feel overcrowded. Here at My Poetic Side, we believe that poetry is an essential part of life. And whether you’ve been reading poetry ...

7 Picks for Indie Bookstore Day

 

On April 29th, nearly five hundred bookstores across the country will be participating in the nationwide party that is Independent Bookstore Day. It’s a day to celebrate brick and mortar bookstores and the communities they serve – to give toasts over cupcakes and overload friends with recommended reading. But it’s also a day to celebrate local writers. This year, we’re highlighting our favorite independent bookstores and the contemporary poets who ...

Arts in the Parks

 

Earth Day may be coming up, but here at My Poetic Side we don’t need a holiday to celebrate the gorgeous natural landscapes that this country offers. The sun is out and vacation is on our minds, but there’s so much inspiration to be found – inspiration that we’re eager to channel into our own poetry. Luckily the National Park Service has created an artist in residence program called ...