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Poetry Editing: A Rubric

September 13, 2012
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After writing a poem (never during or before the poem), ask yourself these questions.

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“The Present is a Pasture” in A Map Predetermined and Chance

September 13, 2012
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The imagery in her poems often stretches like a coastline or the orientation lines on a map.

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Unlocked: Rob Wilson

September 8, 2012
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Confused Like Horses

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Poem of the Week: Kate Durbin

September 7, 2012
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The Hills

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An Oklahoman in New York: The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard

September 6, 2012
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His pages speak to you; and they will be remembered.

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Nat King Cole’s Genius

September 5, 2012
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Cole does not get enough credit for his piano playing, but then again, how do you give genius enough credit?

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Unlocked: John Morony Poets

September 3, 2012
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Jumanji

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Introduction to Unlocked

September 1, 2012
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Unlocked is an educational program developed and run by The Red Room Company in collaboration with NSW Correctional Centres. The program aims to unlock the potential of inmates through the transformative possibilities of poetry.

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Scattered Rhymes: Sampson Starkweather Part 1

September 1, 2012
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Click here to listen to the interview! from KING OF THE FOREST from City of Moths   My friend thinks that poetry has nothing to do with words. Poetry she says, is a mountain. An actual mountain. A thing that fools climb simply “because it’s there.” Poetry is there, but why do we constantly feel […]

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Poem of the Week: Jessica Piazza

August 31, 2012
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Automatonophilia

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Thoughts on George Oppen

August 29, 2012
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That morning I walked home reciting Oppen’s poem to myself, and I could not wear out the truth of it, or stop the overwhelming sense of grief and anger I felt, but also awe–awe at the child’s calm, her soft little voice, poor Kenny’s deep animal moan when her flesh sloughed off in his hand.

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The Disappearing: Michelle Cahill

August 25, 2012
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Fountain 77, Glebe

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Poem of the Week: Ethan J. Hon

August 24, 2012
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Elegy for a Forty-Three Pound Woman with Mental Retardation

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A New Twist on Confessional Poetics? Mayakovsky’s Revolver, by Matthew Dickman

August 23, 2012
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Matthew Dickman received the second fan letter I’ve ever written. The first was written in 1989, when I was ten years old, and it was addressed to Howard Johnson, an infielder for the New York Mets.

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A Catholic Poet, Part II: Reversal of Values

August 22, 2012
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The world, while God-created (parent), God redeemed (child), and God haunted/inspired (Holy Spirit), is certainly not God oriented: it is motley, hidden away from God behind a thousand conflicting tropes of willfulness and streben.

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In a Dark Room: Jericho Brown

August 20, 2012
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They dream they are dreaming, and in that dream they never have to wake again.

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