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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Poetry Site! These are the top ten articles that your Poetry Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Charlotte Elliott – Poet and Hymn Writer
Charlotte Elliott, the English poet and hymn writer, wrote the world famous hymn Just As I Am. But she was not always a devout Christian!
2. Amazing Grace - A Spiritual Autobiography
A well-known and much loved Hymn, Amazing Grace is not just another song, but a wonderful poem with deep meaning and insight.It is also the spiritual autobiography of a notorious seafarer.
3. How to Interpret a Poem
Does the task of interpreting a poem seem daunting? Interpreting poems need never be arduous work. It can actually be a very fun exercise.
4. What Makes a Good Poem
What makes a poem good or bad? Although poetry is extremely subjective there are certain characteristic features that can form the basis of a broad classification of whether a poem is considered good or bad.
5. Poetry – Subjective or Objective?
Can poetry ever not be subjective? can it be objective too? Are objective poems truly poems?
6. Creative Exercises
Some creative exercises to inspire you poets out there.
7. Edit Your Poetry
Some tips on the process of editing your own poetry.
8. Publishing Your Poetry
Some steps to follow now that you're ready to publish your poetry.
9. Transcendentalism in Poetry
An overlook of Transcendentalism in poetry, with poems by Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson for example.
10. Modernist Poetry
An explanation of the four elements of poetry's Modernism movement, and a brief look at the works of three Modernist poets.
Be sure to visit the Poetry Archives for all the articles!
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