Category: Poetry

Featured Poetry

World Poetry Day

Poetry is a type of literature, or artistic writing, that attempts to stir a reader’s imagination or emotions. The poet does this by carefully choosing and arranging language for its meaning, sound, and rhythm. World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. Its purpose is […]

Literature Poetry

The Poetics of Witnessing in the Works of Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney In his poem ‘Punishment’ from the poetry collection North(1975), Seamus Heaney picks up the voice of a witness who is suspended between the possibilities of love, silence, voyeurism, outrage and above all, the understanding of the process of violence that brings the ‘numbered bones’ of the corpse it describes to its present state. While it would […]

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