What's in a poem?

Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
— Allen Ginsberg


This year, Anchor magazine featured a series of introspective, extrospective, inspiring, and challenging poems. The poets we featured have voices worth spending time with as you consider this question of what poetry means to you.

As this year turns to next, take a journey with the poetry of Anchor magazine.

Let us know what poetry means to you in the comments below.

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
— Carl Sandburg