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Ur Poems: Emily Vogel

February 4, 2011
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What Inspires Us To Write Poetry?

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Poem of the Week: Liz Rosenberg

February 3, 2011
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[Packing Her Things]

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“A Map of Itself”: Language and Representation in Caroline Knox’s Nine Worthies

February 2, 2011
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Nine Worthies is something of a Tower of Babel: multifarious in diction, opulent in detail, complex in meaning and, finally it seems, reaching toward the heavens.

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Marriage Counseling for True Minds

February 1, 2011
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To what extent do the classics belong to our actual, lived experience?

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Who You Lookin’ At?

January 31, 2011
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NOTE: This is the third in a series of posts by Colie Hoffman about her experience while a writer-in-residence at Sangam House, India. When I was in grad school, my friend Dave and I used to lift weights at the gym. The undergrad demographics at our university skewed largely male, so naturally, the weight room was populated […]

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Scattered Rhymes: Morgan Parker

January 29, 2011
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Morgan Parker describes herself as equipped with the eyes of a surrealist, ears of an ethnographer, tongue of a cynical comedian, and heart of a brooding sixteen-year old.

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Ur Poems: David Shapiro

January 28, 2011
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My first memory of my father is: “Hurled headlong flaming!”

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Poem of the Week: Brandon Kreitler

January 27, 2011
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[Epithalamium with Rust]

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Unstuck with Yahia Lababidi

January 26, 2011
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Yahia Lababidi remembers late nights in his dorm room at George Washington University, tossing in bed as the voices of Wilde, Rilke and Kafka reverberated around him.

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Writing Without an Idea

January 25, 2011
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I don’t usually have an idea in mind when I begin to write.

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The other thing grammar is good for

January 24, 2011
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Grammar can be a brutal, brutal thing.

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Scattered Rhymes: Sarah Schweig

January 22, 2011
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Sarah Schweig, neighbor to airfields, estrangement, mythology, imagination, opens up about how she came to be a poet of departures. Pardon my inability to pronounce Catullus.

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Glory Pee

January 21, 2011
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Nobody else contemporary or comparable to the young Rachel B. Glaser writes as epiphanic structures as these or plays with the purpose and effect of fiction with such verve

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Poem of the Week: Evan Hansen

January 20, 2011
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[He’s like those children who take apart a clock in order to find out what time is]

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Poems and Their Ideas

January 19, 2011
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An idea for a poem is always a competing poem.

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Painting Larry Fagin (Plus a Fagin Poem!)

January 18, 2011
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Simone Kearney paints the poet Larry Fagin. Also read a poem by Fagin.

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