Micah Towery

Returning to the Natural Baby Voice: An Interview With Maria Mazziotti Gillan

by Micah Towery Reviews & Interviews
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Did Whitman play it safe? Ginsberg? Anne Sexton? Adrienne Rich? No, they didn’t and that’s why people remember their work.

Excellence in Student Writing: Favour Onwuka

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Keats and Yeats believe that the flaw of human nature is that time is in effect.

Excellence in Student Writing: Introduction

by Micah Towery Arts & Society
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That’s when I feel most satisfied as a teacher: when I see a spark of something in a student that I admire.

Excellence in Student Writing: Katharine Sell

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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The poem’s argues that order can be found and already exists among the chaos of nature, but that it takes the individual’s artistic craft to create meaning to make the order’s presence known and evident.

Two Works of Spiritual Aspiration: Flowers and Vogel

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Poems are “instruments for thinking” (Allen Grossman). The object of a poet’s thought, however, is often unstated–especially in lyric poetry. Lyric poetry never speaks to an audience, and so–as it is when we are alone–the speaker doess not feel compelled to explicitly state the object of thought but only the thoughts themselves. In this review, I want to try and discern these objects of thought in the works of two poets whose work seem directed at resolving particularly spiritual problems.

“Contemplations” on a Massachusetts Poet: American Muse

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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The story of Cain is built into the founding mythos of America, whose people were cast out of Europe to violently master “uncivilized” land.

“Contemplations” on a Massachusetts Poet: A Neo-Platonic Quest

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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The ecstasies of the “secular” are sacred.

“Contemplations” on a Massachusetts Poet: Introduction and Form

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Bradstreet is an outlier of most received literary groupings.

Poem of the Week: Tom Sleigh

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Landscape

Poem of the Week: Nina Budabin McQuown

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The Master of Ceremonies

Poem of the Week: Adam Fitzgerald

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Lost Colony

Poem of the Week: Emily Vogel

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The Age

mUutations: Auden

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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The conflict between eternity and time is deeply embedded in the consciousness of human persons.

#thethepoetics: Small Press Edition

by Micah Towery Society
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A few weeks ago, the miraculous Metta Sama(~), master of @thethepoetry, hosted a discussion under the Twitter hashtag #thethepoetics with editors from @aquariuspress, @dzancbooks, @notell, @yesyesbooks, and @WordWorksEditor, as well as a host of other poets.

Google Translates Poetry

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Meta-lord of the cloud-lords of meta of!

Why E-books are not Books (and will probably change publishing)

by Micah Towery Society
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Until now, many publishers have treated e-books as an extension of the book: hardcover, paperback, e-book. It’s not; it’s an entirely different medium.

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