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“Incision” by Jillian Weise

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/videoitem.html?id=151 In my personal opinion, I did not think that this video of the poem “Incision” by Jillian Weise properly captured the intended emotion and tone for the poem. This video gave the poem a depressing, almost sinister tone, and … Continue reading

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“Halo” by Melissa Stein

Melissa Stein’s poem “Halo” is the first poem that I’ve read by her with the topic of death. Stein’s poetry usually somehow incorporates life into it, as she usually uses many images of nature. However, in this poem, Stein beautifully … Continue reading

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Interpretive Dance to Poem and Violin

I found the following video on YouTube. I didn’t expect much when I clicked on it, but I really enjoyed the dance set to music and the poem. The way the poem is read at specific times fits perfectly with … Continue reading

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“Galileo” by Melissa Stein

Melissa Stein introduces her poem, “Galileo,” ┬áby giving the audience a background story about how she never seems to have quiet neighbors below her apartment. The poem is descriptive of the interactions between the man and woman who lived below … Continue reading

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What is a poem?

I ran across an article on the Poetry Foundation website regarding visual poetry. This article shows a picture of some letters smashed on a page overlapping at odd angles and declares that there is no doubt it is poetry. At … Continue reading

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Rough Honey

Melissa Stein’s book of poetry, Rough Honey, has received recently received recognition. An article in the New York Times, written by Dana Jennings, briefly reviews Stein’s book and includes an excerpt from her poem, “(How to Fall From) Grace.” Jennings … Continue reading

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Poetry in the News

I was on the NY Times website today and looked up articles on poetry and found it interesting how much there really was. I found an article about the Beat Generation and the Tea Party. We have mentioned this in … Continue reading

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“Noon Shadow” by Melissa Stein

In the video posted above, the poem “Noon Shadow” begins at 1 min and 10 seconds. Stein reads this poem with no introduction and with no explanation afterwards. In my opinion it does not need one. This poem is extremely … Continue reading

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“The Pen” – Adrienne Su

Upon reading this poem in Adrienne Su’s collection of poems, Having None of It, I was immediately impressed. In this poem, Su makes the pen a character without emotions or personality. Essentially she makes it alive but still an object … Continue reading

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“Want Me” -Melissa Stein

(first poem, “Want Me”) Melissa Stein reads her poem “Want Me” in a very casual way. She does not try to make it anything more than it is, simply reading the words. Her poem contains mainly images of things such … Continue reading

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“Poetry in the Age of Technology”

The New York Times article “Poetry in the Age of Technology” by Bob Tedeschi is an interesting article regarding the effect technology has had on poetry. Tedeschi’s article speaks mainly about the increased accessibility of poetry. Tedeschi comments that poetry … Continue reading

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“Whitewater” by Melissa Stein

As I have said in previous posts, Melissa Stein has an amazing ability to create images and to give wonderfully accurate descriptions of things. In her poem, “Whitewater,” Stein does more than give an image. Stein uses her words to … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe Ballet

While updating my twitter about Melissa Stein, I came across a tweet from one of the Poetry twitters I am following that sounded interesting. My eyes caught the word “ballet,” and since I am a ballerina myself, I decided to … Continue reading

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“The Prodigies” – Melissa Stein

In her poem, “The Prodigies”, it seems that Melissa Stein is describing the life of people who are very high-class, and from whom a lot is expected. For me reading this, it seemed like she was describing someone of royalty, … Continue reading

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