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mUutations: Matthew Zapruder

April 5, 2012
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I’ve been thinking about what Robert Kelly wrote in the early 60s about each image in a poem having “its field of force, its shadow moving darkly through the poem.”

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On Rhetorical Devices and Their Use

April 4, 2012
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If you want to escape all rhetoric, you are out of luck.

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The Ecstatic Tragedy of Reality TV: Interview with Kate Durbin on E!

April 2, 2012
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The echoes of her pain are still reverberating, like a mechanical baby doll, crying forever: a baby, our baby, who can never be soothed.

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Poem of the Week: Christopher Salerno

March 30, 2012
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Poetry Comics! Jono Tosch, Part 2

March 29, 2012
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Salmonville, Part 2

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Teaching Poetry: Obedience vs. Conformity

March 28, 2012
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We must teach our students to reinvent the wheel over and over again, to go back to origins and test them.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 2

March 26, 2012
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More, the poem’s resolution enables professors to flee its fragments without worry.

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Poem of the Week: Micah Towery

March 23, 2012
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[An Invitation (Horace's Ode i.20)]

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Double Contact: William Carlos Williams

March 21, 2012
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Stating the obvious is not easy.

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Funhouse Mirror as Lite-Up Makeup Mirror: Kate Durbin’s E! Entertainment

March 19, 2012
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If Hedda Hopper had been reincarnated into a bag lady forced to stuff her own newspaper columns into her clothes for warmth, the wyrd outer hummings of her cycle toward rebirth might well have been echoed in Kate Durbin’s E! Entertainment.

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Poem of the Week: Mary McHugh

March 16, 2012
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[American Typewriter]

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Poetry Comics! Jono Tosch

March 15, 2012
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Salmonville

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A Brief and Personal History of Jazz

March 14, 2012
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No truly musical ear is ever pure. It steals freely and often, and this is where blues, jazz, and, later, rap comes into conflict with middle class ideas of property values.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 1

March 12, 2012
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Eliot out-dueled the English until they erected his memorial in Westminster Abbey next to the graves of Dryden, Tennyson, and Browning; men Eliot spent his life burying.

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Poem of the Week: Alison Rogers Napoleon

March 9, 2012
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[Cycle]

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Poetry as Fun

March 7, 2012
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Most poetry, before the 20th century was meant to be relational. Modernism and post-modernism decided to disconnect from this relational dynamic.

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