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News in Poetry Poet Michelle Detorie on erasing words and discovering magic
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:18:44)

Poetry News: Poetry Month continues! Michelle Detorie is an award-winning poet who is all about discovering new ways to play with words, including erasure poems and her ongoing project, The Poetry Booth.

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News in Poetry Who Was Shakespeare's "Dark Lady"?
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (14:46:24)

Those of us who have reveled in the delight of reading Shakespeare’s sonnets are familiar with the “Dark Lady” sequence (sonnets 127 through 154, according to the sonnet order of 1609, the year they were published)..

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News in Poetry Scene in Passing: Will we see Bard's like again? It's doubtful
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15:19:33)

The 39 plays dominate his legacy, though by no means are they the end of it. His poetry endures, as do works by artists of all ilk inspired by the plays..

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News in Poetry Kitchen-Refuse?
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15:00:00)

Classical scholarship, then, so far as concerns the great ancient poets, has finished its task of removing the textual difficulties that prevented us from envisaging them as we envisage the modern. At any rate, we can do no more: we are dissatisfied with our text of Aeschylus, true..

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News in Poetry The Romantics and the Orient: What English Poetry owes to the Middle East
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15:00:00)

Ironically, even in the poetry of the Romantics, I cannot escape the haunting images of past such paroxysms of violence in my homeland..

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News in Poetry The origin of 'Hatikva' and why it's still relevant
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15:00:00)

Naphtali Herz Imber wrote the poem “Hatikvah” (The Hope) whose words continue to inspire Jews in Israel and around the world to this day..

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News in Poetry To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut?
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (15:00:00)

Rather than have his students think they could graph the relative merits of, say, a Shakespeare sonnet against a poem by Alan Ginsberg, he has them rip up their textbooks. Data can’t tell us anything about stories, he’s saying..

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News in Poetry 5 Poets On The Most Beautiful Word In The English Language
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (15:00:00)

Because April is National Poetry Month, and because poets are the best-versed diction connoisseurs we could think of, we teamed up with Poetry Foundation to ask a handful to weigh in on the words they believe are the most beautiful..

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News in Poetry Ode to Poetry: Showing the literary love in celebration of National Poetry Month
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, April 21, 2014 (15:29:48)

Poetry News: When's the last time you read a poem? For most people, it's probably been a long time. But with April being National Poetry Month, now's the perfect opportunity to renew your interest and get back in touch with America's most famous poets and poems. ...

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News in Poetry What Is the Value of Poetry?
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, April 18, 2014 (15:00:00)

Every so often, there’s some kind of “death or uselessness of poetry” post or article that runs all viral on the Internet. So I’ve been meaning to write a post on why I think there’s value in poetry for a long while, but it was still simmering in me until I received this message on Facebook..

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News in Poetry From the desk of Jared Carter: Braking for Poetry
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, April 18, 2014 (15:00:00)

Jared Carter has received the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, the Poets’ Prize, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and two literary fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts..

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News in Poetry Herrick backdates emoticons to 1648?
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 17, 2014 (15:00:00)

“In reading some of Robert Herrick’s poetry last night, I discovered what looks to be the first emoticon!” Stahl announces. “It appears at the end of the second line of ‘To Fortune,’ which was published in Hesperides in 1648.” And he quotes the poem as follows:

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News in Poetry What is this Adrienne Rich poem about?
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, April 12, 2014 (15:00:00)

Poetry News: I wonder if it's about divorce? Poetry analysis is not my strong suit but I do love the poem.

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News in Poetry Unsung heroes of English etymology: Henry Bradley
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, April 11, 2014 (15:00:00)

To be sure, Henry Bradley is not an obscure figure, but even in his lifetime he was never in the limelight. And yet for many years he was second in command at the OED and, when Murray died, replaced him as NO. 1. In principle, the OED, conceived as a historical dictionary, did not have to provide etymologies..

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News in Poetry Roberto Bolano and the New York School of poetry
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 (15:00:00)

The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño is of course best-known as a novelist, the author of ambitious, sprawling novels like The Savage Detectives and 2666. But before turning to prose, Bolaño started out as a poet; in fact, he often said he valued poetry more highly than fiction and sometimes claimed he was a better poet than novelist..

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News in Poetry The cottage and the cottage cheese
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (14:30:42)

Poetry News: The critic Helen Vendler said of the poetry of Howard Nemerov: "The world causes in Nemerov a mingled revulsion and love, and a hopeless hope is the most attractive quality of his poems, which slowly turn obverse to reverse, seeing the permanence of change, the vices of virtue, the evanescence of solidities and the errors of truth."

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News in Poetry Poetry Slam, Jr
Posted by mamta on Monday, April 07, 2014 (16:06:43)

Poetry News: Think rhyme is sublime? Love alliteration? Celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Share a poem you love , or just be part of the audience.

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News in Poetry Poet's Notebook: Backward & Forward
Posted by fogglethorpe on Sunday, April 06, 2014 (14:50:51)

But Donne was speaking the language of his day; and anyone who's read his poetry would understand that he loved women in general, and his wife Anne in passionate particular. A true and turbulent love story..

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News in Poetry Notes on How to Read a Poem
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, April 05, 2014 (06:10:04)

In one sense, I appreciate the effort "to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets; [to] introduce Americans to the pleasures and benefits of reading poetry; [to] bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways; [and to] make poetry an important part of our children's education" .

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News in Poetry National Poetry Month, 2014: Lyric poetry
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, April 04, 2014 (15:00:00)

Poetry News: The Latin word, lyricus, means 'of the lyre'. Lyric poetry typically expresses thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and experiences in an emotional and lyrical manner.

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News in Poetry Poetry quiz: Can you match the poet to the poem?
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (16:23:54)

Poetry News: Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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News in Poetry 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 1
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (15:19:57)

In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry. Plus, new poems, poet interviews, organizations, and more. Traci is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), selected by ...

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News in Poetry Entitling early modern women writers
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, March 29, 2014 (15:05:00)

As Women’s History Month draws to a close in the United Kingdom, it is a good moment to reflect on the history of women’s writing in Oxford’s scholarly editions..

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News in Poetry Muriel Rukeyser's Elegies
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, March 29, 2014 (15:00:00)

The book is a gathering of 10 poems, each several pages in length, that Rukeyser wrote over a period of years in the 1930's and 1940's. I love Rukeyser's poetry, and it's a joy and a wonder to read this sequence of poems in its full concentration and power..

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News in Poetry Getting started as a writer
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, March 28, 2014 (06:25:04)

So, is everyone clear that this is not, and has never been, a sensible line of work to go into? That the world of literature is a whirling cauldron of talent, yes, but also hype and sheer fluke? Fine.

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