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Poem of the Week: Daniel Nathan Terry

May 4, 2012
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The 8th of May: A Vow Made for the 7th of May

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Won’t the Trees Be Tall Again If We Climb Again

May 3, 2012
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A review of Fast Animal by Tim Seibles

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Ponts vs. Points: A model for reading

May 2, 2012
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I was sitting on the throne a few minutes ago, reading Hannah Arendt.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 3

April 30, 2012
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The notes that position Eliot the person in various locales, should be read as a concession from Eliot. The impersonal poetry in impossible.

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Poem of the Week: Sophie Sills

April 27, 2012
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[The Meaning Comes Close]

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Brain vs. heart

April 27, 2012
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Both indulgently prosaic and absurdly poetic, with plenty of in-jokes for computer nerds and literature nerds alike, this beautiful chapbook will make you laugh, cry, and/or hate the authors.

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What’s Astonishing: Polina Barskova’s The Zoo in Winter and Austin LaGrone’s Oyster Perpetual

April 26, 2012
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Any review of literature in translation is also a review of the translation. And in this act, the review is also, in part, a comment on the endeavor of translation itself.

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What do I mean when I call myself a Catholic poet?

April 25, 2012
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To me the only true failure, and it is an aesthetic failure more than a moral failure, is to be blind to the beauty that lies embedded in the ferocity, and merciless vitality of life itself–the risen Lord in the daily and lowly and broken sprawl of things.

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Poetry Scenes: Portland — OR Stumptown Renaissance: How Portland Learned to Love Poetry (Again)

April 23, 2012
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Portland just feels different.

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Poem of the Week: Phoebe Giannisi

April 20, 2012
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[“ΈΑ ΕΚΕΙΝΑ”']

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Teacher as Midwife

April 18, 2012
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You want to have an open sesame for every soul you encounter. You want something to open in them and for them, and when you are at your best, you don’t care if they ever say thank you.

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mUutations: Auden

April 17, 2012
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The conflict between eternity and time is deeply embedded in the consciousness of human persons.

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Poem of the Week: Caroline Knox

April 13, 2012
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[The Scottish Play]

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Poetry Comics! Michael Rae

April 12, 2012
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[from PEOPLE THOUGHTS]

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More Rhetorical Devices

April 11, 2012
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Language is often a hopeless (thank God) matter of almosts that fail to be 100 percent accurate

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Writing as Habit

April 10, 2012
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I’d like you, for a moment, to think of writing not as a calling or gift or pipe dream, not even a profession or hobby. Instead, I’d like you to think of writing as a habit.

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