US Poets Laureate and the Presidents They Served Under

 

With Presidents' Day coming up in the United States, we're thinking a lot about Poets Laureate, the official poets of the nation. The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, as they're formally known, is appointed by the Librarian of Congress for a one year term, serving from October to May. It's fairly common, however, for the Librarian of Congress to renew a Poet Laureate's term for an ...

New England Poets to Curl up With This Winter

 

#canvas { border: 1px solid black; position: absolute; z-index: 10000; } #flake { color: #CCC; position: absolute; font-size: 25px; top: -50px; } We’re bundled up to our noses and snow is quietly falling. It’s officially winter. Here at My Poetic Side, we’re paying tribute to the picturesque winters of New England by reading tomes upon tomes of poetry by the writers who call the Northeast home. So light some candles, grab a blanket, and curl up with a book of poetry ...

51 Immigrant Poets – An interactive map on the ‘Muslim ban’

In light of recent events concerning Donald Trump’s refugee ban, which has, for the moment, been stopped in its tracks by US judge James Robart, we decided to delve a bit deeper into the lives of poets that have moved to the U.S. and who, if the ban was effective at the time, may never have been able to tread on US soil. For those who are unaware, America’s ...

Spotlight on Jewish American Poets

 

With Hanukkah just around the corner, we’re reflecting on the prolific Jewish poets who fortify the cannon. Because as we unpack the chanukiah and dreidel in anticipation of the Festival of Lights, we’re also extolling the voices of our Jewish contemporaries. In honor of the holiday, here are eight of our favorite Jewish American poets to keep you warm during this eight-night celebration. .imgjewish{margin-top:35px}.imgjewish img {float: left;width: 24%;border: 1px #000 ...

11 Gifts for the Poet in Your Life [infographic]

 

What are you going to buy for the poet in your life this holiday season? It may be easy to grab a pack of your favorite pens and notebooks and call it a day, but what fun is that? Here at My Poetic Side, we’ve come up with a list of unexpected gifts at any price range – guaranteed to inspire creativity. ...