Shark Poetry: Not Just for Sharks Anymore

August 24, 2009

In honor of Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s annual weeklong series of television programs devoted to sharks, Poets.org has compiled 35 Poems about Sharks, and examined how the animals have been represented in classic and contemporary poetry.


Talking Poetry

April 17, 2009

In honor of National Poetry Month we asked one of our favorite poets, Dobby Gibson, author of two volumes of poetry (Polar and Skirmish) to tell us about five poems or poets that have disturbed his universe. He spoke with us via email. __________________________________________________ Dobby Gibson:  What are the five poets or poems that have “most […]


Poetry Copyright Notice

April 1, 2009

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