A Page of Poetry

A Word with Lucien Zell

Poet in residence

Welcome fellow poets and those interested in this most noble art. On this page of Poetry, we will introduce you to new poets, advice about writing your own poetry and details of events and competitions specifically geared towards the poetic community.

Let me be your guide.  

Born in LA, raised in Seattle, Lucien Zell lives in Prague. His writing has appeared in The New Orleans Review, Tikkun, Poetry Salzburg Review, and will appear in three upcoming anthologies. His first American book of poetry, Tiny Kites, was published in 2019. A professional singer-songwriter, Zell’s folk/rock album Fall into Flight is available on iTunes and Spotify. Carnival of Shades, a classical piece for which he composed the libretto, premiered last November at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Lucien Zell Can Keep a Secret…Can you? Entry #37

"Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere."--Elie Wiesel [...]

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Dakota Brown Coming in with a Big Bang! Entry #32

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very [...]

The Thousand Dollar Turkey

1000 greens to go with Thanksgiving dinner [...]

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Jon Tobias is Knock-Knock-Knocking on Heaven’s Door! #18

"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude." Thornton Wilder [...]

Your invitation to a webinar

"It's none of their business you had to learn how to write. Let them [...]


Cat Got Your Tongue, Miryam Howard? Entry #11

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty... [...]


Puppy love. Sarah Z Sleeper is contestant #8

Certainly, this couldn’t be one of the dogs she was promising to kill. [...]

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Holly Butler plucks a few strings: Entry #6

“I’m the most successful failure in Nashville,” [...]

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The Diary of Bobbie Mcbride: entry #5

Nobody writes like Jane Austin anymore [...]

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Legend Blues…our first entry in A Thou$and Reasons to Write

How does a dollar a word sound to you? [...]


A thou$and reasons to write

Our most ambitious contest [...]


Solidarity, a poem of protest for our Essential Americans anthology

"Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain." Bob Dylan [...]

Happy World Poetry Day!

Is this going to be a federally recognized holiday yet? [...]

SD Writer’s Festival

Just in time for the AWWYP June 15 get together in Oceanside, San Diego is [...]


The eyes have it: Miryam Howard with entry #3

Rose colored glasses can make you blush and wine [...]


What is Poetry?

Damned if I know...but here is one explanation...What's yours? [...]


Tiffany Vakilian Launched her Book of Poetry!

Our wonderful little bird is spreading her wings. Hope her husband doesn’t mind. We can [...]


Interview Tiffany Vakilian

As part of our series interviewing writers, authors and poets in AWwYP, we'd like to [...]