Improve Prose with Poetry

Mary Oliver, former poet laureate, died in January 2019. From my perspective, she wrote some of the most insightful and beautiful poetry I’ve ever read. Here’s a link to her reading one of her …

Poetry and the Printed Page

In the past year, I’ve edited and formatted a few books of poetry. Poetry isn’t only a set of words, it’s sounds and how it appears when the reader scans it.

That’s when the problem begins.

Most poets I know write on a native Word document, which is set to 8.5 x 11 inches unless …