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Poem of the Week: Jeff Rath

by Brian Fanelli Poems of the Week
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On This Side

Poem of the Week: Christine Gelineau

by Brian Fanelli Poems of the Week

Bliss

Poem of the Week

by Dawn Leas Poems of the Week
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Prayer for Topaz, 1942 Dear God, Mom said you are busy and don’t have time to listen to a little 8-year-old Negro girl from North Carolina and her foolishness, like praying for a box of candy. That would be selfish. But if it’s really important she said, then I should take it to you in […]

Homer to Gluck: First Lines

by Sarah Foil Poetry and Poetics
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Our twitter and tumblr followers shared their favorite first lines of poetry.

Poetry Essay #1

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Does feeling write us? Does the landscape watch us vanish without trying to understand us?

Why Weirdness Can Be a Good Thing: the Aesthetic Satisfactions of a Compelling Strangeness

by Andrew Field Poetry and Poetics
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What is the difference between a poem we call mawkish, or overly sentimental, and a poem that carries the right amount of sentimentality and wit?

The Ironic and the Un-Ironic: the Role of the Hero in Ashbery and Creeley

by Andrew Field Poetry and Poetics
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If Ashbery’s poems are premised, if distantly, on a hope for the future, a hope for new imaginary communities, a hope for a new way of speaking, Creeley’s poem are cynical about the future, isolated from community, and unable to even speak.

Poetry Monk

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Sometimes I no longer desire to teach the way I have been teaching–not because I am ungrateful, but because I wish to do a fair day’s work.

All Around Meaning

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Idiots wait on both sides of the fence.

mUutations: Matthew Zapruder

by Brooks Lampe Poetry and Poetics
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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.”

Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 2

by Tom Bair Poetry and Poetics
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More, the poem’s resolution enables professors to flee its fragments without worry.

Poem of the Week: Micah Towery

by Colie Hoffman Poems of the Week
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[An Invitation (Horace's Ode i.20)]

Possibility and Grace

by Joe Weil Society
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This is a strange story. It is liable to get me laughed at.

Poetry Comics! Paul K. Tunis

by Bianca Stone Poetry Comics
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What I love about Paul K. Tunis’s work is how brilliantly he melds traditional comic-book style with the experimental.

Poem of the Week: Kevin Shea

by Allison Power Poems of the Week
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[As Far as Height’s Concerned]

Poem of the Week: Yahia Lababidi

by Brian Chappell Poems of the Week
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[What do animals dream?]

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