Monthly Archives: September 2010

Jorie Graham video

Poetry is a beautiful language, consisting of words and arts that are mainly mastered by native speakers. However, Jorie Graham is proof that poetry is beautiful no matter what one’s native language may be. English was not Graham’s first language, … Continue reading

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Allen Ginsberg reads “Howl”

As I mentioned in class earlier, I was a little intimidated by the length of “Howl”, so decided to read along with a recording online. I was lucky enough to come across a recording of Allen Ginsberg reading it himself. … Continue reading

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Artistic Poetry

This week in my creative writing/poetry class I formed a completely  new outlook on poetry. Our class went to the art gallery in Weiss and we examined various paintings within the gallery. We were told to examine the pieces of … Continue reading

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Howl Imagery

Last weekend, while reading Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” I found myself increasingly impressed with the use of imagery in the poem.  While this is by no means the sole noteworthy component of the poem, I found it to be what interested … Continue reading

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Creative Commentary

While researching information about Matthea Harvey, I stumbled upon a very interesting conversation that she had with Miriam Sagan.  In the interview, Harvey discussed some of the motivation behind her most well known collection of poetry, Modern Life.  I found … Continue reading

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Poetry Mixed with Wimbledon

For the first time Wimbledon will have a “baseline bard”, Matt Harvey a contributor to BBC has been chosen for the honor of writing a poem each day of the tournament that tells a little bit about what happened that … Continue reading

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Latest From My Poet

The most recent poem I read on my poet’s (Tiel Aisha Ansari) blog is short, but I appreciated it. Its cheerful in the sense that it describes (at least in my interpretation), the feeling that you get when life is … Continue reading

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“Autumn Song”

To celebrate the recent autumnal equinox, I thought I would share this poem with you all: Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=174271 This poem, while depressing on the surface, is actually calming to me. The repetition of “the fall … Continue reading

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Spider and the Fly

So I meant to write this earlier in the week but I was watching the season premiere of NCIS tuesday and the title of the episode was “Spider and the Fly.” At the end of the episode they mentioned that … Continue reading

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The Night Wind – Emily Bronte

While reading over poems in the Norton Introduction to poetry for our last essay, I read “The Night Wind” by Emily Bronte, and it really captured my attention more than most of the others I was pouring over. I discovered … Continue reading

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Political Poetry

Recently I stumbled upon an article about one of my favorite foreign films, Il Postino (An Italian film based off of Pablo Neruda’s time in exile). You can read the article here. While the article is more about the film … Continue reading

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Bob Hicok

After doing some research on my favorite contemporary poet, Bob Hicok, I have realized that he is a lot more famous than I knew. The New York Times wrote, “seamlessly, miraculously, his judicious eye imbues even the dreadful with beauty … Continue reading

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5,000 Hampsters

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tao-Lin-Unofficial-Superfan/156442541049230 I invite you to read an interview with Mr. Lin regarding his latest book “Richard Yates”. Some memeroable quotes include: “Lin has drawn perhaps 5,000 hamsters with Photoshop, Microsoft Paint, and pen/marker since graduating from New York University in … Continue reading

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“How to be Alone” by Tanya Davis

http://movingpoems.com/2010/09/how-to-be-alone-by-tanya-davis/ This video poem performed and written by Tanya Davis, entitled “How to be Alone” really hit me as something almost everyone can relate to. It is not a very deep poem per-say, but it makes the reader, or in … Continue reading

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“Olives, Bread, Honey, and Salt” by Melissa Stein

I am not going to pretend that I understand the poem “Olives, Bread, Honey, and Salt” by Melissa Stein. http://13ways.org/poets/Melissa/melissa.html This poem begins by talking about bees, whose bodies are scattered after they sucked the nectar out of the flowers. … Continue reading

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