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National Student Poet Louis Lafair: Part 2

1 Comment 08 October 2014

National Student Poet Louis Lafair discusses the influences of his poetry, and his vision for experiencing poetry in the 21st century.

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National Student Poet Louis Lafair: Part 1

2 Comments 01 October 2014

National Student Poet Louis Lafair reveals his early introduction to poetry, his favorite poets and why he reads them, and what he discovers in poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Maureen Doallas

36 Comments 17 September 2014

For some, reading and writing poetry is a way "through the tunnel and back into the light." Follow Maureen Doallas' Journey into Poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Victoria Addesso

13 Comments 30 May 2014

On a trip to the shopping mall I visit the bookstore and buy my first book: Ariel. A thin paperback. I read it that night. I read it all summer long.

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Journey into Poetry: Karen Clark

4 Comments 17 January 2014

Although fascinated by the written word, Karen Clark convinced herself that becoming a poet was too sacred--an honor to which she could never aspire.

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Journey into Poetry: Lakin Easterling

9 Comments 20 November 2013

As a young person, Lakin Easterling fell asleep with the dictionary. Today, she shares her Journey Into Poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Richard Maxson

13 Comments 25 October 2013

Richard Maxson kept journals, wrote essays, and penned a couple of one-act plays, but never poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Julie L. Moore

8 Comments 16 October 2013

From her gruesome short stories in junior high to three full-length collections, poet and teacher Julie L. Moore shares her journey into poetry.

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The Writing Life: Beginnings, Pt. 1

38 Comments 13 September 2013

The athlete of the family lives in the shadow of her brother while secretly dreaming of a writing life of her own.

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Journey into Poetry: Daniel Bowman Jr.

15 Comments 04 September 2013

I learned that through reading, I could, as Emily Dickinson put it, “dwell in possibility.” Poet Daniel Bowman Jr. shares his journey into poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Tara Skurtu

10 Comments 24 July 2013

Through a meandering journey into poetry, poet Tara Skurtu discovered that poetry can be just as healing an art as medicine.

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Journey into Poetry: Marjorie Maddox

12 Comments 04 June 2013

Marjorie Maddox was always a bookworm—as a child reading in the branches of trees, upside down on a couch, and, of course, in bed with a flashlight. Follow her Journey into Poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Amber Haines

17 Comments 18 March 2013

Poetry acknowledged invisible things, the things that haunt us. Amber Haines shares her journey into poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Kathryn Neel

16 Comments 08 March 2013

"I used poetry as a way to preserve my privacy and test out my hypotheses of the world. It was my way of encoding my views so no one could tell me my observations of people, places or things were childish, or incorrect." Kathryn Neel shares her journey into poetry.

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Journey into Poetry: Todd Davis

12 Comments 25 February 2013

Poet Todd Davis shares his journey into poetry, inspired by his father.

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Journey into Poetry: Paula J. Lambert

7 Comments 20 February 2013

Paula J. Lambert describes her Journey into Poetry, from aspiring fiction writer to published poet, by way of pigs and prose.

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Journey into Poetry: Matthew Kreider

11 Comments 23 July 2012

So much of life depends upon the lighting. Under the fluorescent bulbs of Grade 9 English, I turned to page 646, or something like that, and discovered poetry.  Unit VII probably had a catchy and alliterative title, but I don’t remember it. I remember seeing bold-faced words, eerie line breaks (though I didn’t know the […]

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Journey into Poetry: Richard Berlin

9 Comments 18 June 2012

I didn’t start writing poetry until I was in my mid-forties. Growing up, I wasn’t the kind of kid who wrote poetry or holed up in his room writing a journal. As a teenager, I loved the singer-songwriters of the sixties — Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell – and I […]

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Oh, Annabel: Words of My Father

45 Comments 15 June 2012

Daddy sang age-old ballads, country tunes, folk songs, and recited Edgar Allan Poe. A traveler with an adventurous spirit, he regaled me with long stories of swimming in lakes, rivers, and oceans, or of indigenous people in faraway lands who welcomed him into their lives and homes. He’d been disoriented but never lost in the […]

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Journey into Poetry: Duane Scott

11 Comments 11 June 2012

I don’t recall how it happened; how I got bamboozled (love that word) into writing poetry. This much I know: L.L. Barkat is to blame. (Handcuff her, folks. Lead her away.) She recommended I start by reading Billy Collins so I did and loved it. I loved how his words only made sense if you […]

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