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Poems For World AIDS Day

linkbaitimage-2Writing poetry can be a life-enhancing process—mentally, physically, and spiritually. Reading poetry can open our minds and help us understand new perspectives or better understand our own situations.

That’s why the people behind poets.org remember World AIDS Day with links to these timely poems:

Poems for World AIDS Day

“Hospital Writing Workshop” by Rafael Campo

“R.I.P., My Love” by Tory Dent

“The Embrace” by Mark Doty

“The Man with Night Sweats” by Thom Gunn

“What the Living Do” by Marie Howe

“Drawing from Life” by Reginald Shepherd

Read these poems and more here.

 

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Go Long! 9 Tips For Publishing A Long Story, Poem, Or Essay In A Literary Magazine

In the last twenty years or so, we’ve noticed a trend: literary journal editors are leaning toward shorter submissions of poems, stories, and essays. And we would know—at Writer’s Relief, we’ve been closely monitoring the lit mag market since 1994 to ensure that our clients have the best opportunities for getting published. But just because lit mag trends… Continue Reading

Before You Submit A Long Poem To A Literary Journal—Read This!

Currently, long poems seem to have fallen out of favor with literary journal editors, while shorter poems (complete on one page) are scooped up and published in print and online by the thousands. Why? Every literary journal is different, but we suspect the trend has to do with the modern taste for big impact in… Continue Reading

15 Favorite Poems From Childhood

This April is the twentieth anniversary of National Poetry Month! For many of us, the love and appreciation of poetry started back when we were children first learning to read. The staff here at Writer’s Relief has compiled a list of our favorite classic and contemporary poems, nursery rhymes, and rhyming books from childhood. 1. “Jabberwocky”… Continue Reading





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