Author: Frontier Poetry

Labor Day Poetry

Work is the American right of passage, and is as apt a poetic subject as love, death, or nature. Work affects all other subjects in our lives. Historically, it’s been difficult to find poetry about work, but these lives are…

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Poetry for the Eclipse

Because what astronomical holiday isn’t better if rounded out with a little poetry? Admire the massive forces at the edge of our daily living, and recite some beautiful poems into the crisp, shadowed air. As Mabel Loomis Todd, friend of…

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New Voices Recap: Summer 2017

This summer was full of poets speaking truth to power, love to bodies, grace to the ashamed. With pride, we’ve put together a list of some of our New Voices published over the last few months on Frontier. From Andrés Cerpa…

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Poetry Terms: Prose Poem, Listing, & Quatrain

Our Poetry Terms series takes a closer look at the words we use when we talk about poetry. These three terms, Prose Poem, Listing, & Quatrain, represent three different architectures of our poems, and while their definitions may be mild on the surface,…

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Why Poems Get Rejected

As a platform for emerging poets, our mission is to be as clear and helpful as we possibly can. The community lifts itself up together or not at all. In that light, we’ve collected a few craft reasons for why…

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Form Resources: The Sonnet

The most radical poem a poet can write today is a sonnet.” — Barton Sutter Often, we’re blocked from learning poetry deeply by the very real barriers of cost and time, especially those of us who cannot afford the MFA…

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