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Economics in Poetry

Bob Hicok is from Michigan and worked in auto factories. In some of his poetry he addresses the economic situation in Michigan and the Auto-Industry. Here is a news clip where he reads poetry relating to economic effects on his … Continue reading

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Ginsberg Interview

My research paper topic is how Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential protest poets in the 1950’s and 1960’s. I watched this interview between Jeremy Issacs and Allen Ginsberg. It is a little long but I thought it … Continue reading

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A Night Out

Last May, The New Yorker published “A Night Out” by Bob Hicok. This poem has become one of my favorites, if not my favorite. The more poetry I read from Hicok the more I appreciate his writing. His use of … Continue reading

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It is Sweet and is the Beautiful

I attended a Military Academy for high school, and one aspect of that was recognizing holidays honoring the men and woman who have served in our armed forces. My junior year in my humanities class we read the poem “Dulce … Continue reading

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Tyner and Hicok Interview

I found an article/interview with Bob Hicok and James Tyner who was truly inspired by one of Hicok’s poems, “What Would Freud Say”. The interview asks Hicok basic questions but it is interesting because some of his answers are personal, … Continue reading

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For You O Democracy

In the spirit of elections and Election Day, I found a poem by Walt Whitman on the Poetry Foundation website, as well as a pod cast. Thought it was interesting. Here is the link below. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=182086

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Poetry Etiquette With Bob Hicok

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Captains in Captivity

When I was writing Essay 4 I came across a contemporary poet named Seth Abramson, who was a former attorney of law, recently converted poet. I enjoyed reading some of his work. Here the link to one of his poems … Continue reading

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A Wedding Night

Here is Bob Hicok reciting one of his poems that is one of my favorites.

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WHITMAN? GINSBERG?

I recently read a poem by Allen Ginsberg called “A Supermarket in California”, and I couldn’t tell when he was mentioning Walt Whitman if he was making fun of Whitman or trying to write in a style like Whitman did. … Continue reading

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WHITMAN? GINSBERG?

http://writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/supermarket.html

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Hicok Remains Modest

One very admirable trait of Bob Hicok is his modesty. On the English page of Virginia Tech’s website where he teaches the author writes (about Hicok) “Google Bob Hicok and you will have over 23,000 entries, and Wikipedia has an … Continue reading

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HOWL

I just got done reading the poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg, and it honestly was one of the most interesting poems I have read to date. It also changed my outlook on the movie, and it really is something that … Continue reading

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Hicok Interview

There was an interview that took place between my favorite poet Bob Hicok and Matthew Seigel, an editor and poet, in 2007. I really enjoyed reading this interview because Hicok had some very interesting stories, and also was humorous in … Continue reading

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Miles To Go Before I Sleep

I read an article by Jough Dempsey, who run’s a poetry website, and it talked about an issue that we often discuss in class. Dempsey said, “The problem, of course, is that since anyone can make a web page, everyone … Continue reading

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