The Unexpected Poetry Project
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The Unexpected Poetry Project

Each year, Nina Schafer hands out 12,000 poems to unsuspecting strangers. Nina’s “Unexpected Poetry Project” has blossomed since its conception 4½ years ago, and has become a part of her daily routine. Poems are given to people all over the Philadelphia area, printed on brightly colored paper and folded-in-fourths. Today is Poem in Your Pocket … Continue reading

Frost, Longfellow, & “A Boy’s Will”
Essays / Poems

Frost, Longfellow, & “A Boy’s Will”

Did you know the title of Frost’s first collection A Boy’s Will is an allusion to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem “My Lost Youth”? “A boy’s will is the wind’s will,/ And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” —from “My Lost Youth” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read the whole poem here, then check out this fantastic article from … Continue reading