Those who are in-the-know on poetry news most likely have heard about the latest high-profile case of plagiarism in poetry. The poem “Gun Metal,” which was nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize, and many other poems written by Ailey O’Toole have been found to plagiarize at least 11 other poets. Here's how to avoid this problem when you're interested in borrowing influence from another writer.
Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winning poems from the 2017 WD Poetry Awards. In this online exclusive, you can read the top-ten winning poems from this year’s competition.