Time to take a break for Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week is taking a break for the summer. After more than three successful years that have revealed the breadth and depth of poetic talent on this poetry website on numerous occasions, we feel it might be time to refresh its format. We know that it’s been a very popular feature as a showcase for poets that use this site, and that many of you contribute to it with your comments. Thank you for all your ...

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There are so many delightful poems by Faith Shearin that it can be difficult to select just one to show you. This one is from her sixth book, Darwin's...

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