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Documentary about poetry

Here is a blog post about an independent documentary about poetry in an urban high school setting. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/using-poetry-as-a-way-to-survive/?scp=2&sq=poetry&st=cse

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MIT and…poetry?

I saw this column on the HuffingtonPost website and found it interesting. The article links to an editorial in the MIT student newspaper about how MIT is cutting its adanced poetry class. I found the editorial interesting because MIT is … Continue reading

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The Hordes

The Hordes is a poem by Aaron Belz (the subject of my poet project). This poem seems to be about how innocents are used by others to achieve their goals and only the innocents suffer. Belz uses the elephants as … Continue reading

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Poet’s Choice

I was going through the Washington Post’s(online) book section when I saw that they had a column for poetry. They call it Poet’s Choice. Unlike The New York Times, where they pair a poem with a news story, the Washington … Continue reading

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My Inner Child

“My Inner Child” is a poem by Aaron Belz. The poem deals with how each of us can sometimes see within our adult selfs a glimpse of our childhood. This poem goes nicely with a Washington Post article written by … Continue reading

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Election day poetry

Today is the day of the mid-term elections. Here is a blog post I found that contains articles and poetry related to the election and poetry. The poems are not really that partisan. A few of them are really cynical … Continue reading

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Clare Considers

“Clare Considers” is a poem by Aaron Belz, whom my favorite poet project is about. The poem is about how people are the same, but different. The speaker and Clare seem to be related. This is through the line: “We … Continue reading

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Halloween poetry pairing

Following up on an earlier blog post. Here is a halloween-themed poetry pairing. http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/poetry-pairing-oct-28-2010/?scp=2&sq=poetry&st=cse enjoy.

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Looking at Ducks

“Looking at ducks” is a poem by my favorite contemporary poet Aaron Belz. it is a nice poem about perspective and other points of view. He uses the example of looking at ducks to get this point across. The best … Continue reading

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Poetry in a mostly dead language

I was reading an article in a copy of national geographic that was about how Celtic culture was still around in modern Europe. The article mentions that poetry is still being written in the original celtic language. There is one … Continue reading

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Avatar

This is the name of a poem by my poet Aaron Belz. It is about the female lead character in the movie “Avatar”. I just found it kind of odd yet funny. I guess the message is to not to … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day(in the UK)

Last week was National Poetry Day in Great Britain. The link before also includes other links, such as audio readings. Here is the official web site of the poetry day:http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/ This could be something that the US could do to … Continue reading

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Therapy

“Therapy” is a poem by Aaron Belz, my contemporary poet. The poem is, on the surface, about someone going to a psychologist for therapy. The main message of the poem is that people have become disconnected from everyone else and … Continue reading

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“This is your brain on Poetry…”

On poetryfoundation.org there is an article that talks about how poetry stimulates different reactions within the different parts of the brain. This article or rather interview, is interesting because it relates the aesthetic and lyrical component of poetry with hard … Continue reading

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Worms

Aaron Belz, my contemporary poet, wrote a poem entitled “Worms”. The subject matter and poem at first seemed really mundane to me, but when I read it a second time I figured that he is asically saying that people see … Continue reading

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