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Posts Tagged ‘National Poetry Month 2012’

Memories and Thoughts on Adrienne Rich June 20, 2016: [Editor’s note: This month the Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich will be published by W.W. Norton & Company. To celebrate the occasion we’re re-running Cathy Park Hong’s [...] by

Spiralling Spells: On Making a Selected Poems April 30, 2012: Poetry has always been about time for me, and perhaps because of that—perhaps because I wanted to understand time from a place outside it—it’s felt timeless.  I started writing poems when [...] by

on finding one’s alter ego and on running out of time April 30, 2012: So this morning I promised that my last post here would say something about Marisa Crawford’s rather amazing book The Haunted House, which I picked up a few months ago (it came out in 2008) and [...] by

On Not Winning April 30, 2012: The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Is it? Is it easy to face the losses? The defeats? The nominations?  Or worse, lack of nomination and defeat? Let’s face it, we live in the era of [...] by

Vachel Lindsay: With the Submerged April 30, 2012: At a library book sale recently, I came across a copy of the 1925 Macmillan edition of the Collected Poems of Vachel Lindsay, with illustrations by the author, for a measly $3. Score! It’d been a [...] by

Why I love being a poet April 30, 2012: Since this will be my last post for Harriet, I want to first thank all the good folks at the Poetry Foundation for sharing their space with me for National Poetry Month. Thanks to all the readers [...] by

Conceptual Writing: A Worldview April 30, 2012: Conceptual writing and concrete poetry have a lot in common: both are / were international movements and both are / were based on the premise of not reading. By employing the use of icon-based [...] by

GOOD DAYS AND BAD DAYS: A Poetry Month Closing In The Form Of An Email Exchange With My Father. April 30, 2012: In honor of all things brave and vulnerable—all things poetic—I am sharing this exchange with you now.  Thanks for the amazing month. On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Amber Rose [...] by

Poetry, Politics, and Letters to the Empire April 30, 2012: It’s always exciting to me when poets actively engage in politics. I respect poets who are finding new and creative ways to address politics in their poetry (symbolic engagement); and I honor [...] by

So I asked my youngest son, What makes a poem a poem? April 30, 2012: And here is what he said: I love his answer, even though I don’t agree with all of it. I love his confidence that all poems tell stories, that poems have “tricky words,” that poems [...] by