Category Archives: Natalie Sagara

“Romanticism” by David Baker

Here’s a link to the poem “Romanticism” by my favorite poet: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=175835 I love when poets discuss other poets; you can discover a lot more than you expected to learn that way. Baker refers to Emerson in “Romanticism” and although … Continue reading

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Samuel Chelpka meets his hero Billy Collins

I can’t remember if we discussed this story in class or not, but I thought you all might enjoy the story on NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131192480 Listen all the way to the end, Collins comments on exactly how profound it is for … 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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Interview with David Baker

Here is an interview the Poetry Foundation conducted with my favorite poet David Baker: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/article.html?id=239074 I thought you all might appreciate what he has to say about rhyme. Enjoy!

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“The Poems of Others” by Billy Collins

Over fall pause, I checked out Billy Collins’ 2008 collection of poems called “Ballistics”. One poem that I thought might be of particular interest to our class is called “Poems of Others”. Unfortunately I cannot find a link to the … Continue reading

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“After Loss, Turning to Poetry for Grief and Healing”

I decided that for my blog post this week, I wanted to look at an article about poetry today rather than just analyzing some old poem. Keeping in mind how much we like to listen to poetry, I turned to … Continue reading

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David Baker article

I always think it’s interesting to hear poets and authors speak about their own work. I found this article that David Baker wrote about the inspiration for his poem “Never-Ending Birds” which I thought would be nice to share with … Continue reading

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More Ginsberg

When I was looking at poems to consider for my third essay, I noticed that Allen Ginsberg’s “A Supermarket in California” was printed on the same page in our Norton Introduction to Poetry. Here is a link to the full … Continue reading

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My Favorite Poem from my Favorite Poet David Baker

Since today is the first day of October, I thought it would be nice to share my favorite poem “Neighbors in October” from David Baker http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=171089 Enjoy!

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Allen Ginsberg reads “Howl”

As I mentioned in class earlier, I was a little intimidated by the length of “Howl”, so decided to read along with a recording online. I was lucky enough to come across a recording of Allen Ginsberg reading it himself. … Continue reading

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“Autumn Song”

To celebrate the recent autumnal equinox, I thought I would share this poem with you all: Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=174271 This poem, while depressing on the surface, is actually calming to me. The repetition of “the fall … Continue reading

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My Favorite Poet David Baker on YouTube

I would like to thank Brian for the inspiration to search for my poet on YouTube. Here’s what I found: David Baker at Denison In this video he both reads and discusses poetry. One particular thing he said stood out … Continue reading

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“T.J. Maxx” by Adrienne Su

I have been getting a little tired of carrying around our book “Having None of It” and not actually reading/discussing it in class. So I decided to read a little bit on my own time and came across a poem … Continue reading

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David Baker reads “Too Many”

We have briefly touched on the importance of the actual recitation of poetry, and I thought this would be beneficial: http://poemsoutloud.net/audio/archive/david_baker_reads_too_many/ David Baker is my poet for the favorite poet project. I paid special attention to the breaks in the … Continue reading

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More thoughts on “Hanging Fire”

After class today, I kept on thinking about the poem we discussed called “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde. I tend to get a little too caught up with the more literary aspects of poems, so I read more into the … Continue reading

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