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Kara Lewis is a poet, writer, and editor based in Kansas City. Her poems have appeared in Stirring: A Literary Collection, Plainsongs Poetry Journal, and Number One Magazine. She has also published feminist criticism and personal essays.

Flowers stand out as a popular subject in poetry. From Sylvia Plath to William Blake, poets have been incorporating floral symbolism in their work for centuries, proving that it transcends generations and forms. The natural beauty of flowers can communicate

So, you’ve written and published individual poems—now, you’re ready for the next step. Putting together a poetry manuscript, or a potential collection, can help you look for connections in your work. It can also empower you to reach long-term poetry

Ask today’s most successful poets for their top writing tips, and one resurfaces again and again: reading. For poets, spending time reading diverse, celebrated poetry enhances their craft. Incorporating both old and new titles into your routine can teach you

Museum-goers may consider history and art to be their most common fascinations, but many prevalent institutions have also introduced poetry into their exhibitions and attractions. As symbols of culture and knowledge, museums represent numerous traits that poetry is known for.

With an increasingly tumultuous political climate, career pressures, and other stressors, making time for relaxation and self-care is more crucial than ever. The calming tone and contemplative practice of reading poetry can be a perfect, slow-paced antidote. The complexity of

Oct. 29 marks National Cat Day—a day to celebrate everything we love about these sweet, sometimes sassy creatures. From Alice Walker and Allen Ginsberg to Sylvia Plath and Edgar Allen Poe, famous writers throughout history have had strong relationships with

The most unexpected art is often the most beautiful. Fashion photographer and writer Alexi Lubomirski challenges expectations and binary ideas about art in his new collection Talk to Me Always, out from Andrews McMeel Universal Oct. 27.    Though Lubomirski is most

Writers often describe their art form as a solitary act. Poetry demands time spent alone to contemplate line breaks, word choice, form, and dozens of other details. Add the coronavirus outbreak to the mix, and poets may be feeling even

Now—perhaps more than ever—people crave advice. To answer this timeless yet increasingly complicated calling, poet and writer Taisia Kitaiskaia unites both ancient and modern approaches. Kitaiskaia channels Baba Yaga, a mystical and long-standing figure from Slavic folklore, to impart her

Staying committed to your writing process can be difficult. Obstacles like busy schedules, imposter syndrome, and the dreaded writer’s block all threaten a creative routine. While poets might not be able to control their level of inspiration, they can better

Poet Alicia Cook has captivated an audience of nearly 40,000 Instagram followers through her vulnerability and distinct voice. With a focus on addiction, healing, and mental health, her poems are known for their direct, unflinching honesty and rich compassion. Sorry

Since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18, Americans have mourned her loss, celebrated her accomplishments, and vowed to carry on her legacy of making change. Throughout her career, Ginsburg fought tirelessly for equal protection on the