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Poetry Archives - ivoh

Poets Reading the News: The healing power of journalism in verse

November 6, 2017 |

By Celeste Hamilton Dennis

Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not working on her book of short stories or interviewing social entrepreneurs, she occasionally participates in modern life and … Read More

Writers Resist in a pre-inaugural protest on MLK’s birthday

January 12, 2017 |

Promo images for Writers Resist event in Tampa Bay. Graphic art by Annelise Sandberg. 




On, we’ve noted how poetry has inspired hope and provided solace in the wake of recent events and tragedies. Two days after … Read More

Jodie Jackson challenges the media to #PublishThePositive

November 21, 2016 |

Screengrab from #PublishThePositive.


Tired of reading negative news? You are not alone. Media practitioners are taking notice of the effects news can have on individuals and communities. Jodie Jackson, a research associate for the Constructive Journalism Project, has dedicated … Read More

The State recognizes anniversary of Charleston church shooting with front-page poem

June 23, 2016 |

Charleston, South Carolina (via Flickr/Creative Commons)


By Erin Shaw Street

Erin is Lifestyle Editor at Birmingham, Alabama-based Big Communications, a full-service creative agency. Street, an ivoh core team member, previously served as Deputy Editor at Southern Living.




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Why storytelling nights are suddenly everywhere

December 18, 2014 |

Satori Shakoor, founder of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers



This story is being republished here as part of a content-sharing partnership with Issue Media Group, a Detroit-based media company that publishes stories … Read More

Using poetry to make sense of the media world

September 11, 2014 |

Creative Commons photo by brewbooks.


By: Mallary Jean Tenore


ivoh community member Lee Anne McClymont, who attended our 2014 summit, says she often turns to poetry to sort out the media world.

This week, she sent us one … Read More

NPR celebrates National Poetry Month with tweetable poems

April 2, 2014 |

National Public Radio’s Tell Me More show kicked off National Poetry Month on Tuesday with its annual Muses and Metaphor feature.

All month long, listeners can tweet poems to the show using the hashtag #TMMPoetry. Tell Me More host Michel Martin will … Read More