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The Shakespeare Files: Sonnet 104 (Annotated)

2 Comments 15 April 2015

The Shakespeare Files is a collection of annotations and exclamations on the poetry of William Shakespeare. Today, it's Shakespeare's Sonnet 104.

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Poets and Poems: Daniel Bowman Jr.’s “A Plum Tree in Leatherstocking Country”

1 Comment 14 April 2015

"A Plum Tree in Leatherstocking Country" by Daniel Bowman Jr.is a beautiful collection, poems of quiet, reflection, and memory.

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Poets and Poems: Tania Pryputniewicz and “November Butterfly”

3 Comments 07 April 2015

"November Butterfly" by Tania Pryputniewicz does what often only poetry can do – rework a familiar subject into a different (and intriguing) understanding.

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Poets and Poems: Jeannine Hall Gailey and “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter”

4 Comments 31 March 2015

"The Robot Scientist's Daughter" by Jeannine Hall Gailey is a story of point-counterpoint of nature and technology, and the bargain we make between them.

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Poets and Poems: Brian Felsen and “Female Figure (Possibly Venus)”

1 Comment 24 March 2015

"Female Figure (Possibly Venus)" by Brian Felsen is a collection of twenty-two poems that explores love, relationships and the artistic imagination.

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Poets and Poems: The Great Indian Poetry Collective

4 Comments 17 March 2015

The Great Indian Poetry Collective is a new literary venture specializing in new poetry from India. Two of its poetry collections show how.

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Photo Play 2: Air, Breath, Wind

21 Comments 16 March 2015

We invite you to explore the photographs shared by our community & write a poem inspired by what you see. Drift with the breeze & join us for Photo Play 2.

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Poets and Poems: Claudia Rankine and “Citizen”

11 Comments 10 March 2015

The poems by Claudia Rankine in "Citizen" startle and confront. They challenge ways of being, thought, interactions between people. And what all of this means in the context of skin color.

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Photo Play: Air, Breath, Wind

32 Comments 09 March 2015

Everything needs a little room to breathe. Join us as we explore air, breath, wind. It's time for Photo Play!

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Poets and Poems: Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones

1 Comment 03 March 2015

Two finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones, have produced poems of music, remembrance and pain.

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Poets and Poems: Christian Wiman and “Once in the West”

5 Comments 24 February 2015

Christian Wiman grew up in West Texas, and the poems of his "Once in the West" reflect that upbringing and geography.

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Poets and Poems: Jake Adam York and “Abide”

4 Comments 17 February 2015

Published posthumously, "Abide" is Jake Adam York's continued memorial to the 126 people who died from 1954 to 1968 in the civil rights movement.

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Poems from the Ozarks Horse and Girl

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Poets and Poems: Dave Malone’s “O: Love Poems from the Ozarks”

6 Comments 10 February 2015

These love poems by Dave Malone are part of the geography of the Ozarks, and the interior geography of a profound, passionate love.

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Poets and Poems: Louise Gluck and “Faithful and Virtuous Night”

11 Comments 03 February 2015

"Faithful and Virtuous Night," the latest poetry collection by Louise Gluck, gives us 24 poems that seem to be small, beautiful movies.

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