Author Archives: critzerm

Sharks Teeth

Here is a video poem from poetry foundation. It is short, but I found it rather interesting. See what you think. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/videoitem.html?id=143

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Unemployed Cryptozoologist

I wish it had occured to me before that we could post our own poetry. I don’t write as profusely as Sam, but when I do I really enjoy writing poetry. Anyway, I apologize for the little bit of language … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | 1 Comment

wind power poem

Here is a poem by my poet about wind turbines. Being free verse, and not having much in my opinion to make it otherwise especially pleasing to read, I don’t care for this poem much, but I do appreciate the environmentalism my poet … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Sonnet Project

I don’t know if Danielle or Jesse already used our project as a post, but I am rather proud of it and just wanted to give everyone a little more insight into what our ideas were and how we made the … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

More Obscure Varieties of Poetry- Ghazal

I literally am beginning to believe that my poet is trying to try out every kind of poetry ever (although I wish she would try more with varying rhyme schemes.) Anyway, today I checked out “Ghazal” which happens to be: … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Corrugated

So, I was exploring the genres of poetry that my poet has listed on the side of her blog again and I noticed that she had one named “rap.” The first couple of poems that I read definitely had a … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Fall Poem by my poet

At first, I was a little disappointed that my poet couldn’t resist the urge to write about the turning seasons, I feel like its such a worn out theme at this point, but because she went at it from such … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Music, the survival of poetry in mainstream culture?

This is somewhat of a response to Jeff’s post regarding the article about poetry and the brain. While I thought the half of that article that I read was fascinating, there were some things argued in there that brought some … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Electronic Poetry

So I decided to check out more electronic poetry despite the kind of “on drugs” quality of what we saw in class. I’m still not sold on this stuff being considered poetry, but there were more low key things on … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Dactyl

So, I actually have something interesting to talk about other than just posting a poem and talking about it. I noticed on my poet’s blog that there was a list of categories and the number of poems by my author … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Transparent Beauty

Upon further investigation, it seems my earlier assumption that Tiel Ansari’s rhyme schemes are all basically the same was wrong. I suppose that just happens to be her latest trend, for I delved into some of her older poems and … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Tiel Aisha Ansari: first post

So, I ended up choosing this person as my poet. I made a blog post about her last week so I suppose this is technically my second post, though my first official one. I’ve been reading over her blog “Knocking … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment

Ralph Angel Poems

Again, while searching for contemporary poets, I discovered Ralph Angel, who I almost chose for my poet but I think will be just a runner up instead. I find Angel’s work very striking in ways that I can’t always qualify … Continue reading

Posted in Melinda Critzer | Leave a comment