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Tag Archive | "Poetry"

Kinky Poem of the Week: The World’s Guide to Beginning

Monday, July 8, 2013

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You may recall that a month or so back, we were in New York City to receive an IPPY Award for our latest book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. While there, we met  Marty McConnell, silver medalist in the poetry category for her collection Wine for a Shotgun. When the poetry winners were each [...]

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A Sexy Poem to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Friday, April 19, 2013

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photo via flickr April is National Poetry Month, so we thought we’d celebrate by sharing with you one of our favorite erotic poems. This poem by Christina Rossetti is a little more, er subtle than Fifty Shades of Grey — it’s not exactly wank material. But we were in the mood for a classic. And [...]

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Sexy Poem of the Day: “Romeo + Juliet Poem”

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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photo: Still from Baz Luhrmann’s film, ROMEO + JULIET (20th Century Fox) Our poet-friend Mark Bibbins is the author of “The Dance of No Hard Feelings“, a prof in the graduate writing programs at The New School and Columbia, and the poetry editor of The Awl (“Be Less Stupid”), where he features one or two [...]

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My Rose-Wet Cave: The Great Love Lines of Adrienne Rich

Monday, April 2, 2012

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photo of a page from Rich’s “An Atlas of a Difficult World” via Flickr Last Wednesday, the great American poet Adrienne Rich died (1929-2012). If you ever took a “Contemporary American Poetry” class in college, then she surely holds a special place in your artistic heart. In her influential poetry and essays, she explored her [...]

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Truly Mortifying: Overwrought Teenage Anti-Choice Poetry

Friday, December 9, 2011

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Embarrassing diary entries, old yearbook photos, junior high love letters — it’s all fun and games until someone breaks out their unhinged teenage anti-choice poetry. Okay, let’s back up and explain a little here. Earlier this week, the Sundance Channel debuted the original series “The Mortified Sessions,” in which celebrities share mementos from their past [...]

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A Poem Called “Promiscuous”

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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photo via Flickr It’s not often that you wake up to NPR to hear Garrison Keillor (above) saying “slut” over and over again, but today was a lucky day! His daily AM installment of The Writer’s Almanac — a five minute collection of tidbits from literary history and some poetry — concluded with the poem [...]

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