Emily Vogel

Review: Endi Bogue Hartigan’s “Pool: 5 Choruses”

July 3, 2014
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The narrative is fragmental, and drifts like movements which possess their own immediate merits. The symphonic quality is evident. Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” is not a piece which moves in a deft pattern, and neither is Hartigan’s collection.

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Poem of the Week: Dave Roskos

June 28, 2013
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The Food Pantry

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Poem of the Week: Adele Kenny

June 21, 2013
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Like I Said

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Poem of the Week: John Richard Smith

June 14, 2013
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Pictures of a Fireman

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Poetry and Pregnancy

July 31, 2012
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I am roughly five months along, as I am writing this.

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Why Poetry is Sometimes Not Enough

May 25, 2011
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This evening at Catholic mass, while everyone bowed their heads to pray, I asked Jesus not only to help me be good to my husband and my family, but also what he thought about my poetry. I heard a voice, perhaps in my head, or perhaps funneled out the church ceiling which said, “your poetry will touch a few hearts, but it won’t help you in heaven.”

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On Mimesis

March 30, 2011
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Aristotle meant that poetry was mimetic of all of things, independent of another poet’s unique perspective. It is not necessary that poets imitate other poets, but that they imitate life.

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Ur Poems: Emily Vogel

February 4, 2011
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What Inspires Us To Write Poetry?

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On Assignments

January 11, 2011
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It occurred to me that if a poet or writer is to develop discipline, he or she must have some sense of assignment.

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To Beginner Poets

December 28, 2010
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A poet CAN be taught to twist his pain into clever metaphor and image, but at the same time, must have healthy relationship to his sanity.

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On Poets and Speakers

December 13, 2010
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I’ll read a poem about death, sadness, and strife, and in some cases, the suffering of the speaker, and then meet and converse with the contented and well-adjusted poet.

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