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Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape

6 Comments 17 December 2014

Landscape has been an inspiration to poets, including Wallace Stevens, who comes along for a hike near St. Louis to help find the poetry of the landscape.

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Twitter Poems: Top 10 Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 11 December 2014

Looking for poetry on Twitter? We've made it easy for you, with this roundup of the best Twitter poems we've seen in the past few weeks.

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Poetry for Life: “Wasted Beauty” at Tavern of Fine Arts

5 Comments 09 December 2014

We found poetry in our own community, both formal and informal, historical and contemporary. And we found it at the Tavern of Fine Arts.

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Best in Poetry Top Ten Poetic Picks

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The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

8 Comments 04 December 2014

Toni Morrison finally reads 'Beloved.' You might be too smart to write. Why productivity might be killing you. Our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Poetry for Life: Take a Poet Home with You in Seattle

22 Comments 02 December 2014

It's poetry for life - and it surrounds you. Look for it and help Tweetspeak Poetry celebrate it. We're starting in Seattle.

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The Fierce Convictions of Hannah More

9 Comments 25 November 2014

"She may be the most famous person I never heard of." Karen Swallow Prior's biography of Hannah More, "Fierce Convictions," brings a life back into the knowledge it deserves.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

3 Comments 19 November 2014

Looking for poetry on Twitter? We've made it easy for you, with this roundup of the best Twitter poems we've seen in the past few weeks.

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An Evening with Billy Collins

18 Comments 18 November 2014

Poet Billy Collins read from his new volume, "Aimless Love," in St. Louis County, Missouri on Nov. 1; more than 800 people came for an intimate evening.

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The World War I Poets in the War

No Comments 11 November 2014

Max Egremont's "Some Desperate Glory" combines history, biography and poetry to describe the World War I that the war poets experienced.

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Office of Poetry Grievances

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The Office of Poetry Grievances

17 Comments 07 November 2014

Do you have a grievance to file against poetry? Charity Singleton Craig is staffing the Office of Poetry Grievances today.

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Top Ten #DipIntoPoetry Lines from Every Day Poems

6 Comments 06 November 2014

We've been taking a daily "dip into poetry" with Every Day Poems. Come discover the power of a line in our Top Ten Dip into Poetry Lines.

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Poets and Poems: Siegfried Sassoon and “The War Poems”

5 Comments 04 November 2014

Poet Siegfried Sassoon survived World War I and went on to a successful literary career, but he is best remembered for "the War Poems."

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Why Teach Poetry? Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 1)

9 Comments 29 October 2014

"If we taught poetry as a way of knowing, students wouldn’t have to ask why they should study it." Maureen Doallas interviews Colorado poet laureate Joseph Hutchison.

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The Poems the Soldiers Read in World War I

7 Comments 28 October 2014

World War I was a conflict made for poetry, and it made a lot of it. But what did the soldiers themselves read?

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The Most Famous Poem of World War I

6 Comments 21 October 2014

The most famous poem of World War I, "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, lives on today as the genesis of the Memorial Poppy.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

1 Comment 09 October 2014

Looking for poetry on Twitter? We've made it easy for you, with this roundup of the best Twitter poems we've seen in the past few weeks.

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Poets and Poems: Aaron Belz and “Glitter Bomb”

6 Comments 07 October 2014

Aaron Belz, often associated with the New York School, has a new collection of poems, "Glitter Bomb." And it is a fun collection to read.

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Top Ten Question Poems

5 Comments 02 October 2014

There's something comforting about definitive answers and hard data. But what if we allowed ourselves the space that questions offer? Here are 10 question poems that try to answer that. Or not.

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Ballad Poems, Ballads, Infographics, poetry, poetry teaching resources

The Ballad: An Infographic

12 Comments 30 September 2014

We close out our month-long Ballad theme with a ballad infographic featuring famous ballad poems and folk songs, ballad poets, and a little bit of history.

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Frank O'Hara

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September Beats: Frank O’Hara

3 Comments 30 September 2014

Poet Frank O'Hara bridged the Beat poets and contemporary poetry, taking poetry from academia and even the coffeehouses to the streets.

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