Thea Voutiritsas is a production editor and freelance writer based in Chicago, Illinois.

Are you looking to jumpstart your poetry practice or take your writing to the next level? Hone your skills from the comfort of your own home by enrolling in an online poetry workshop. While attending an in-person workshop can be

While poetry is often a reading interest we associate with adults, we can’t forget that poetry can be just as exciting and constructive for children. In fact, poetry can help young children develop reading skills by offering fun and creative

Poetry can be a powerful medium for young adults to explore their emotions, identity, and the world around them. This list features a selection of inspiring and thought-provoking poetry collections written by and for young adults, covering a wide range

With spring in full swing, there’s no shortage of poetry events popping up all over the city. Book discussions, writer’s workshops, and festivals abound! Whether you prefer to attend in person or online, there’s sure to be something for every

Racism, absurdity, and fantasy converge in this staggering new poetry collection from Monica Youn. Published March 7, 2023, From From is Youn’s fourth collection. Among a number of accolades for her writing, the lawyer-turned-poet was a finalist for the 2010

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, setting the stage for a time of celebration and reflection. Poetry can play an integral role in your celebrations this year, whether you plan to gift a collection to a mother figure in

May has officially begun, and with it comes no shortage of exciting new poetry collections to add to your bookshelf. From themes of family, love, and loss to ideas about philosophy and the economy, there’s something to stimulate every reader

Whether you’re in the market for new or used books, Philadelphia has no shortage of charming local bookstores to visit. These amazing shops are chock-full of new favorites, old classics, cookbooks, records, and more. So don’t wait! Show your support

Want to discuss big ideas with your friends? Or expand the discussion topics from your book club meet-ups? Consider adding a literary salon to your events calendar. Literary salons are simply gatherings where people can discuss literature together and sometimes

National Poetry Month is the perfect time to reflect on poetry’s role in your life. There are many ways to celebrate—from visiting your favorite local bookstore to attending events starring your favorite poets. It’s also a great time to think

There’s no doubt that where you are can heavily influence what you write. Poets from all over the world are inspired by their surroundings, whether it be the wide open skies of the countryside or the hustle and bustle of

Writing may feel lonely at times, but having a support system is integral to any writer’s success. These support systems can be formed in a number of places, whether it be in school, at work, online, or through friends and