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Natan Zach poetry in the news

Take a look at this article on the Jerusalem Post. The author of the article uses examples of Zach’s poetry to make a point on counter-demonstration in the political process. Though I disagree with most of the article’s content (Arabs … Continue reading

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Different types of musical poetry

We’ve been talking a lot about rap/hip-hop being a form of poetry, but we havn’t talking a lot about other forms of music as poetry. While I still maintain that there is a distinct difference between verse and lyric, I … Continue reading

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Sonnet Project

Behold! Below is the final rendition of Jake, Brian, and Natalie’s sonnet project. Prepare to have your mind blown. sonnet.final

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Freedom! Forever!

Remember remember the 5th of November The gunpowder treason and plot I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot V for Vendetta V Speech Happy Guy Fawkes Day everyone!

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Communicating

I finally got in contact with my favorite contemporary poet, Natan Zach. Though I did not get to speak to him directly (he is currently in the UK) I did speak to his English publisher via a Skype call. I … Continue reading

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Poe Illustrated

Artist and poetry lover Greg Hinkle drew an illustrated of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem Annabel Lee just in time for Halloween. Though the poem is in no way a work of fright and horror like so many other works Poe has … Continue reading

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An update on Natan Zach’s censorship

I wrote last week on the censorship Natan Zach is facing after controversial comments he made regarding the Gaza Flotilla. The Jerusalem Post had an article a few days ago that put a different spin on the debate. Are Zach’s … Continue reading

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Il Postino

Many of you may be familiar with the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (I think someone recently posted a poem of his on this blog). The Italian film Il Postino is about an Italian postman who learns about poetry and politics … Continue reading

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Shane Koyczan

Because we’ve all been so into slam poetry lately, I’ve been looking up a lot of good slam performances. This guy has a couple good poems, but this is his most famous one. Check it out and let me know … Continue reading

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Censorship and Poetry

My favorite contemporary poet, Natan Zach, caused a stir the other week when he declared he would bring “flotilla’s from around the world to break the Gaza blockade.” As an Israeli citizen, this is a very controversial statement to make. … 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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Give Me what the Tree Has

The following is a poem by my contemporary poet, Natan Zach. Give Me What the Tree Has Give me what the tree has and what it won’t lose and give me the power to lose what the tree has. The … Continue reading

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Contemporary Hebrew Poetry

My poet, Natan Zach, is a contemporary Israeli poet. While he writes his poems in English in order to convey more emotion, his poems are translated into Hebrew, which is a difficult task considering the limitations the Hebrew language brings … Continue reading

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Can gold stay?

All of this talk about Poetry’s golden age has reminded me of Robert Frost’s famous poem Nothing Gold Can Stay. I’m sure most of you have heard it before, but here it is if you haven’t. Nature’s first green is gold, Her … Continue reading

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Writing a Thesis

Throughout high school my english and history teachers were very stingy about developing a good thesis. Though I do not have a link to it, my teacher last year taught us the XYZ method. It’s a useful formula for developing a working … Continue reading

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