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  GoodPoems - Poetry — music in concert with ideas. A blog by Judith R. Robinson.
A5V6_Natan.jpg BELOVED POETS FROM ISRAEL by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   An often heard quip in poetry circles goes like this: Young poet,  "There's no money in poetry ....! Old poet: "True, but there's no poetry in money either!" That said, here'...
Hamza Perez - Crossing Limits Muslim Poet A JEWISH-MUSLIM POETRY CONNECTION by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, Politics and poetry often mix. There have been plenty of poets who turn their political ideas into poems; arguably, Walt Whitman was one, with his celebration of democracy, his...
MS. KOZAK AND ME AN ANCIENT TREASURE by alongtheserivers
Some time ago I had the great priviledge of meeting a (then) 109 year old woman, Evelyn Kozak. She is now 111, one of the oldest people in the country, surely (and presumably) the oldest Jewish per...
IEGR_CSM6_FinalVoicesPoetHouse.jpg A Pittsburgh poet in New York by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Fans, Current poetry news concerns yours truly---and one of the nicest "gigs" I've had the opportunity to be a part of: The first American poetry reading of VOICES ISRAEL. This wonderful ...
Jay Carson, Pittsburgh poet A COMMUNITY/UNIVERSITY POET by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,  One of the reasons we in Pittsburgh enjoy such a rich literary scene is the contributions of the many talented people who are part of our community of colleges and universitie...
Michael Wurster, Pittsburgh poet PEOPLE OF THE PITTSBURGH POETRY SCENE by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, There is a vibrant community of poets living and working here in Pittsburgh.  It is a real life affirming experience to take part in the activities---readings, classes, and wor...
Joan Bauer and Judy Robinson, Bill Peduto FROM THE PITTSBURGH POETRY SCENE by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers, Today I'd like to share a bit of information about the lively Pittsburgh poetry scene. There is a wonderful world within the world community of Pittsburgh area poets, comprised of...
HAIKU, ANYONE? by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Fans, Here is the best known poem in Japan, actually, most famous haiku ever written: old pond a frog leaps in water’s sound                   Matuso Basho —- 1644-1694   Some say that...
GA9E_image.png MUSIC IN POETRY by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers, Poets make more use of sound than do other writers.  Perfectly good prose does not have to be musical--but good poetry, including modern free verse, is greatly enhanced by soun...
DEFINING THE MAGIC by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,    Here is something wise and funny; enjoy---   DEFINING THE MAGIC   A good poem is like a cold beer When you need it, A good poem is a hot turkey Sandwich when you’re hungry A...