How to Write Better Poems | A Poet Explains

Have you ever wondered what makes a poem “good,” how to write a good poem, or even what makes something a poem in the first place?

Well, I’m an English professor and published poet here to help you out.

—Why Poetry – Matthew Zapruder
—The Poetry Home Repair Manual – Ted Kooser
Poems (in order of appearance):
——–“The Alchemist” by Zoe Bee
——–“Unnamed Bad Poem” by Zoe Bee
——–“I do not need the kind of love…” by Rupi Kaur
——–“After Years” by Ted Kooser
——–“Newcastle Bar & Grill” by Thea S. Kuticka
——–“For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe
——–“Yellow Tractate” by Brenda Hillman
——–“Iron” by Gabbie Hanna
——–“The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
——–“Ode to the Bumblebee” by Zoe Bee
——–“A patch of violets, visited twice” by Zoe Bee

With help from:
—A. McNamee (@audmcname),
—Neil Farrell (pronounced like “barrel,” so I’m told),

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Earrings from Nora Reed Designs:

—“Alchemy of Sorts” by Neil Farrell
—“Gnossiennes no. 1” by Erik Satie
—Creative commons sound effects from Philip Arthur

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