Poetry Review: “Chicago Poet” by Carl Sandburg

In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter is featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry.  At the half-way point of National Poetry Month, moisture has finally come to the North Country. The much drier than normal winter and early spring have … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Depressed by a Bad Book of Poetry” by James Wright

In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter is featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry.  Here in the North Country, the juncoes have moved north and red-winged blackbirds are singing again in the cattails. A warmer than normal spring has become suddenly … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish

In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter is featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry.  Poets end up writing a lot about poetry and poems because in the end they write about the things they know best and feel most passionately … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “How to Be a Poet” by Wendell Berry

In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter is featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry.  Wendell Berry is a writer and an activist. He has written novels, short-stories, essays and books of non-fiction on subjects as varied as farming, economics, politics, … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” by W.H. Auden

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter will be featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry. Today’s poems is one that has been featured once before at MontanaWriter, over a year ago. I feel justified … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Poetry” by Marianne Moore

If you approach Marianne Moore the same way as you approach most poets you will be quickly frustrated. Her poetry is more difficult, confounding, and requires more work than that of most poets, even other Modernists. She was a poetic experimenter, encyclopedist, … Continue reading