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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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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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Tao Lin Arrested?!?

http://gawker.com/5595952/an-account-of-being-arrested-for-trespassing-nyus-bookstore Here is an interesting article written by Mr. Lin describing his arrest for trespassing at NYUs bookstore.  He was originally banned for trying to shoplift some headphones two years ago, but he claims he forgot about the ban and … Continue reading

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Sudden Movements

Recently while looking into Bob Hicok, I discovered a poem called “Sudden Movements”. I am a fan of this poem because it really speaks about true events, such as people getting older, and their bodies becoming more and more hard … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need a Poetry Month?

I came across this article the other day and thought it was interesting and quite relevant to our class. The article is called “ Do We Really Need a National Poetry Month?” The author is Jough Demsey, and in the … Continue reading

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