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“He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem,” Part 3

August 22, 2014
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Brian Fanelli concludes his discussion on Langston Hughes.

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“He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem,” Part 2

August 20, 2014
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Brian Fanelli continues his discussion of Langston Hughes’s work, Jazz, sound and Harlem.

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Poem of the Week: Amanda J. Bradley

April 25, 2014
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Swallowed Whole Recently, on vacation, I saw a blue heron catch and eat a fish. In its middle, the fish was a good deal larger than the heron’s slender neck. Looking out subway windows, sparks fly, light up graffiti tags in this dark, rat-infested tunnel I am hurtling through. Ideas leap to mind: violence, poverty, […]

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Poem of the Week: Jeff Rath

April 19, 2014
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On This Side

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Poem of the Week: Christine Gelineau

April 4, 2014

Bliss

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Poem of the Week

March 28, 2014
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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 […]

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Homer to Gluck: First Lines

February 3, 2014
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Our twitter and tumblr followers shared their favorite first lines of poetry.

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No Apocalypse by Monica Wendel

August 29, 2013
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Gestures, grand and diminutive, poetic and otherwise, made with integrity.

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Poetry Essay #1

June 19, 2013
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Does feeling write us? Does the landscape watch us vanish without trying to understand us?

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Robert Duncan: The Collected Early Poems and Plays

May 21, 2013
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The breadth of that poetic growth is in itself a fantastic teacher.

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Interview with Joe Weil [AUDIO]

May 2, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you an interview with poet Joe Weil.

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Interview with Emily Vogel [AUDIO]

April 18, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a reading and interview from poet Emily Vogel.

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Great Table Manners!

March 21, 2013
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Tables proves a raw, every-which-way roaming collection, an enterprise in full creative recall and exposure.

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

January 21, 2013
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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.

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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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In a Dark Room: Jon Sands

August 13, 2012
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My poems have roommates, and until two weeks ago, slept on a loft bed they bought in 2006 while still a paralegal.

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