The Starving Hydra

Graphic: Several cartoon heads creating a hydra.I can’t imagine how it would be,

to have heads numbering more than three.

But sadly, there once was a creature who

counted more than twenty-two.

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Five poems to celebrate National Poetry Month

QuillPoetry is not just sappy love sonnets (although, if that’s what you’re into, that’s totally fine — here’s a tissue.) But poetry can also be funny, thoughtful, dark, simple, complicated, long, short, interesting and all-around awesome. Like jeans, poetry comes in all shapes and sizes.

Here are five reading suggestions (some of my favorites) to help celebrate National Poetry Month. You can find the full poems on, your local library or in my head (two of those are much easier to access and understand than the third):

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