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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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