Chris Robinson

Poetry Fix Episode 9: Seamus Heaney

July 23, 2010
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Poetry Fix Episode 9: Seamus Heaney

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Poetry Fix Episode 8: Nicanor Parra

July 19, 2010
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Poetry Fix Episode 8: Nicanor Parra

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Poetry Fix Episode 7: Robert Frost

July 16, 2010
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Episode 7 of Poetry Fix: Robert Frosts’s “Once by the Pacific.”

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Poetry Fix Episode 6: Miroslav Holub

July 13, 2010
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Episode 6 of Poetry Fix. Miroslav Holub’s “Ode to Joy.”

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Poetry Fix Episode 5: Louise Gluck

July 9, 2010
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Episode 5 of Poetry Fix! Louise Gluck’s “Mock Orange.”

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Poetry Fix Episode 4: Wallace Stevens

July 6, 2010
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Episode 4 now available on YouTube. Wallace Stevens’s poem “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts.”

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Poetry Fix Episode 3: Pablo Neruda

July 2, 2010
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Mary Karr and I have started a YouTube video series called Poetry Fix. Episode 3 is now available. Twice a week on Mondays and Fridays we’ll upload a 2-4 minute video where we read a poem and briefly discuss it.

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Breaking Back into Poetry

March 16, 2010

This is a poetry blog, and I’m a poet, and I’ve written many poems and essays about poetry, so you’d think I’d be a natural choice. But the thing is, I haven’t read or written a poem in some while. And it all has to do with investment capital. Several months ago, I finished a poetry manuscript and sent it out to world of contests. It’s currently awaiting judgment at the Yale, the Whitman, the Bakeless, and a dozen others. And since sending it out, I’ve found that I’m not really able to focus on poetry. The only explanation I’ve been able to come up with is the following: producing a manuscript, for me, is like starting a business. I’ve tied up my poetic capital in this venture. And until it’s either successful, or bankrupt, my poetic assets are not liquid.

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