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The Writer and the Introvert go to Dinner

February 19, 2014
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I can’t stand when people “collect” their loves and hoard them. Dragons do that.

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Excellence in Student Writing: Favour Onwuka

February 17, 2014
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Keats and Yeats believe that the flaw of human nature is that time is in effect.

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Poem of the Week: KM Armstrong

February 14, 2014
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To My Brother

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My Favorite Dickinson Poem

February 12, 2014
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This is my favorite Emily Dickinson poem, even though it is not her best. It is the poem for which I have the most affection: “I dreaded that first Robin.”

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Excellence in Student Writing: Introduction

February 10, 2014
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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.

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Excellence in Student Writing: Katharine Sell

February 10, 2014
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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.

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Poem of the Week: Jessica Abel

February 7, 2014
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Special Education

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How the 90s Went

February 5, 2014
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As I recall people thought muffins were good for you at the beginning of the 90s, and bad for you by the end of the 90s.

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Homer to Gluck: First Lines

February 3, 2014
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Our twitter and tumblr followers shared their favorite first lines of poetry.

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Poem of the Week: Ariana Nadia Nash

January 31, 2014
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“To Hold the Body in my Hand” & “Unnamed”

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Meditations on Augustine

January 29, 2014
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In terms of revelation, this most well-reasoned church father, this prince of rhetoricians, this ghost that haunts the whole of Derrida is left weeping violently under a fig tree and allowing the chanting voice of some gender undetermined child to determine the course for the rest of his life.

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Poem(s) of the Week: Mark Leidner

January 24, 2014
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Those early poems struck me for how they treated absurd corners of cultural ephemera with the utmost seriousness, and in a vernacular language that seamlessly ascended to momentary heights of poetic beauty.

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Notes from A White Working Class That No Longer Exists (or what I have learned while being in the higher realms)

January 22, 2014
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I thought since I had to witness a whole bunch of snotty poets dissect the working class poets (or lack thereof) on a thread today, I’d have some fun and brand them as they brand folks like me.

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Poem of the Week: Jay Thompson

January 17, 2014
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Five poems from Winter

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My Kind of Tree!

January 15, 2014
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What I like best about black cherries is how ugly they are, how fully without life or merit they seem until flowering in June.

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“What Becomes of Us as We Read?”: Ashbery and Ethical Criticism

January 13, 2014
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What are some reasons why we read poetry? Why turn to a poem over a novel, a play, a philosophical treatise?

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