Every day I post a new poem that I believe will resonate with readers. These poems take us more deeply into the experience of our everyday lives, and ask us to pay closer attention to the world at hand, no matter how ordinary it might appear. I hold an admitted bias for poems that are accessible to a wider audience, and hope that The Singing Bowl can be at least one venue where readers can always count on finding poems they understand. Ultimately, though, I hope the poems will help light the way for anyone on the spiritual path—even if you don’t consider yourself religious or spiritual—since I believe that a world with a lot of poetry in it is a much better place. And if you feel moved to do so, please feel free to share these poems with others who might be interested.

We regret that we cannot accept individual submissions from authors at this time, since the bulk of our poems are drawn from work that has been previously published. We do, however, welcome comments, so please email us anytime, or find us on social media. We look forward to continuing the conversation.

About the Editor


James Crews’ work has appeared in Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award. His second collection, Telling My Father, won the Cowles Prize and was published by SMSU Press. He lives on an organic farm with his partner in Shaftsbury, Vermont and works as a poetry editor for Green Writers Press and The Hopper, a journal of environmental literature. He also leads Mindfulness+Writing workshops  and is available to facilitate individual group meetings.