Poem of the Week: “Winter” by Billy Collins

Assistant to the Director, Estee Schlenner, chose this week’s poem, here’s what she had to say: “I love this poem for its simplicity. Winter can feel very long, and sometimes lonely, but there’s also simple and cozy moments that make it feel very special. These moments are perfectly illustrated in this poem.” Winter A littleContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Winter” by Billy Collins”

Poem of the Week: “The Chairs That No One Sits In” by Billy Collins

You see them on porches and on lawns down by the lakeside, usually arranged in pairs implying a couple who might sit there and look out at the water or the big shade trees. The trouble is you never see anyone sitting in these forlorn chairs though at one time it must have seemed aContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Chairs That No One Sits In” by Billy Collins”

Holiday Gifts for Poetry Lovers

Looking for gift ideas this holiday season? Read on for ideas on what to give the poetry lover or bibliophile in your life! For the Shape Poem Enthusiast: Leaves of Grass Poster Litographs partners with artists to create designs that incorporate the text from classic novels, plays, and poems into stunning graphics. They also partnerContinue reading “Holiday Gifts for Poetry Lovers”

Poem of the Week: “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem’s room and feel the walls for a light switch. IContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins”