Growing

Growing hurts sometimes;

saying goodbye to friends,

to things you've known and done

to things you wanted to do.

Growing heals sometimes

the shattered dreams and hopes

of a life you once knew

leading you to a new knowledge of yourself.

Growing is fun sometimes

meeting new friends

learning new things

making changes that feel good and moving on.

Growing is necessary always.

Without change there is stagnation

death instead of life.

To choose to live is to choose to grow.

Copyright 2002

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5 Poetry Forms That Make Editors Sit Up And Take Notice
Huffington Post
April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and formal. If you're going to write poetry, why not try giving your work a unique twist, something that editors of literary magazines ...


New York Daily News

Poetry Pulitzer back in Brooklyn
New York Daily News
Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, one of several Graywolf Press Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, one of several Brooklyn-connected poets who have won the prestigious prize.
Pulitzer Prizes are announced, and Cuesta students read polyglot poems at the ...New Times SLO
'I feel the prize is more for my parents than me'The Asian Age

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My Name Is Donald Lev, I Speak for the Trees
Tablet Magazine
His house was filled with boxes of books, VHS tapes, and every issue ever published of Home Planet News, the tabloid poetry journal he founded with Dame in 1979 and still publishes. The place looked like a transit camp. Lev caught me eyeing, among the ...


BU Today

Irish-born poet celebrated for his wit, use of puns
BU Today
Paul Muldoon, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2003 for his collection Moy Sand and Gravel, will be the featured poet at tonight's Robert Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading. Photo by Michael Potiker. Paul Muldoon is accomplished at so many things ...
CK Williams on his foray into prose poetryWashington Post
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How Knitting and Writing Poetry Can Make You a Better Worker
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FOX 4 Young Achiever finds power in poetry
fox4kc.com
Performing his own deeply intimate and revealing poetry on the stage of Raytown High School, FOX 4 Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever Will Adams defies easy descriptions and stereotypes and expectations. “People think, 'Oh, he's your average black ...


The Poetry of the Trading Floor, Going Beyond Bears and Bulls
New York Times
My point here is the eternal poetic inventiveness of the financial mind. Popular opinion has it that bankers think of nothing but profit. But their brains are fixated on poetic invention. Money seems to be a side issue. And if modern poets had half the ...

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Paste Magazine

It's National Poetry Month, Watch David Tennant Recite a Sultry Sonnet
Paste Magazine
It's National Poetry Month, so we decided to celebrate by sharing this clip of David Tennant reciting a sultry, Shakespearean sonnet (try saying that five times fast). Best known as the 10th Doctor on the British TV series Doctor Who, Tennant breathes ...
5 Questions for Poets: Part 4Huffington Post
Hampton Roads poets celebrate Poetry MonthDaily Press
Local poets to read works at Bernardsville Library TuesdayNew Jersey Hills

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Deer Isle Poet to Share Latest Work for National Poetry Month
WABI
A Deer Isle poet will be sharing work from his latest book next week as part of National Poetry Month. Stuart Kestenbaum will be reading from Only Now, which came out this month. This is his fourth book and it focuses on his time here in Maine as well ...


NPR (blog)

Sarah Lawrence prof wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry
The Journal News / Lohud.com
NEW YORK A Sarah Lawrence College professor has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Vijay Seshadri was awarded the prize Monday afternoon for his "3 Sections," which the Pulitzer committee described as "a compelling collection of poems that examine ...
Book News: A Q&A With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Vijay SeshadriNPR (blog)
India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer PrizeTimes of India
India-born poet wins PulitzerThe Hindu
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