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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 12 (Final)

4 Comments 22 November 2011

I miss you, my friend.

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 11

8 Comments 21 November 2011

Oliver called hospice the next day. The nurses came and went like ghosts...

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 10

10 Comments 17 November 2011

The watchers started laughing in her head and she put her fingers to her temples.

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 9

6 Comments 16 November 2011

The moon was slowly rising over the poster board horizon—its waxing gibbous a face turned away from their party.

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 8

12 Comments 14 November 2011

For a woman who needs nursing care every few hours…It’s just too risky.

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 7

9 Comments 09 November 2011

“What I wouldn’t give to see the ocean one more time before I die.”

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 6

8 Comments 08 November 2011

Every day this week it was the same: two poems a day and Justine asleep in a half an hour.

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 5

10 Comments 02 November 2011

Pain isn't a wound we can stitch to a close...

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 4

12 Comments 28 October 2011

She thought she would never see him again and shame burned her cheeks as she remembered their last encounter.

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows, 3

8 Comments 21 October 2011

She reached out a shaky hand to pluck the book from the table...

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Why Poetry: The Story Knows

15 Comments 19 October 2011

Only one thing stops the destructive voices and that is...well, you'll just have to read on to find out...

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Why Poetry, My Love?

3 Comments 11 October 2011

If you’ve experienced the power of a word, you’ve experienced the power of poetry. If you’ve thrilled to discover a new connection, you’ve experienced the power of poetry. Poetry is the power of language in concentrated form. A poem suggests more than its words say through the power of connections. A rush of meaning overspills […]

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What is Poetry: Last Word (at least for now)

No Comments 30 September 2011

What is poetry? A shot in some dark, a walk in some woods, a maker's feel for the material at hand, an intuition of what is needed?

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What is Poetry: Falling in Love, 1

12 Comments 12 September 2011

The first step towards falling in love, of course, is the cultivation of friendship. And so I have to convince my students that poetry—and the poets who write them—are friends worth getting to know.

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Every Day Poems

What is Poetry?

8 Comments 01 September 2011

Poetry is, of course, art put into lines.

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Why I Want to Write Useless Poetry

2 Comments 19 May 2011

Lately, I’ve been writing hard, more professionally than years past, which means also a bit more mechanically. Some words are needed, so I crank them out. GoodWordEditing is one of my few places where I can still play. Play is so important. I’ve thought of posts I could write this week: about the 22-30 rule […]

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