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Three Poems and an Interview with Ben Mirov

March 15, 2010
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Expand the post to revel in the full text of each poem!
Part 1
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Part 2
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Posted in tandem with www.scatteredrhymes.com

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To Make Bach the Grund of Grundrisse and the Chaconne of a Shocked Shack

March 15, 2010
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Today I thought I should add my secret voice to your evaluations.
Your intelligence may be genius, but remember as my mother saids also always to be nice.
A seventh grade teacher consoled me when I was teased:
You can always tell the genius by the enemies who surround him.

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Accident and Inspiration: Waking up from a Comma

March 14, 2010
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This is not my first year of teaching high school English, but it is my first year teaching at one of Portland, Oregon’s lowest-achieving high schools. There is much to say about my students’ backgrounds that might explain their sub-standard reading and writing: they come from a variety of places, including the mountains of Southeast […]

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An Annotated ‘Some Enchanted Evening’

March 12, 2010

The Temptations sing ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and you can read along with an annotated lyric sheet

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Waverly Gate

March 10, 2010
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A certain esteemed professor requires that those enrolled in his poetry workshop meet with him in his downtown studio apartment, right off Washington Square.

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that gum you like is going to come back in style

March 10, 2010

With the creation of one of the high achievements of mankind, Twin Peaks, David Lynch made a world so ecstatic it demanded its own reality. I’ve been really thinking about Julee Cruise and Twin Peaks SO MUCH lately. What makes it so good? Where did this music come from? Who is Julee Cruise *really*!?

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Roger Scruton on Beauty

March 9, 2010
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I’m planning on doing another entry today about Grossman, but I’m at work and I forgot my copy of Singer. In the meantime, I wanted to share a BBC series that is available on YouTube. A professor I know shared this with me, after I shared a link to Simon Schama’s Power of Art episode […]

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A Poetry Comic

March 9, 2010
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Bianca Stone’s Poetry Comic

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Seventeen Years Ago Last March: Elizabeth Bishop’s Grand Finale

March 6, 2010
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‘Crusoe in England’ was first published in The New Yorker in 1971, then later collected in ‘Geography III,’ perhaps Bishop’s finest single volume of poems. (Only recently I discovered the title of which was suggested to her by John Ashbery. He had found a little geography textbook of the eponymous name, and sent it to her, thinking she’d rather enjoy it. Turns out, she did.)

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The Lost Painting

March 6, 2010
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In honor of the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio’s death, the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome is hosting the most major exhibition of his work in, well,—ever.

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Insomnia

March 6, 2010
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where the heavens are shallow as the sea

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“Because I am Looking to Complicate My Biography I Go Out to Buy a Tree” by Heather Christle

March 6, 2010

[Poem of the Week: 3/5/2010]

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very belatedly

March 5, 2010
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THE WAY THINGS WORK

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Big Sur, Elephant Seals, Hector Viel Temperley

March 5, 2010
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When you drive south through Big Sur, you must stop and see the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas. There were huge males on the beach on Tuesday, maybe 15 feet long, with doe-like black eyes and crumpled snouts that look like a baby bird has perched on their faces.

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Some Works by Henry Darger

March 3, 2010
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The Ex-Pens of Spirit

March 3, 2010
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(Disclaimer: Ok, yes. This is a post about pens. But bear with me—I actually do have an idea here.)

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