Sometimes poetry is just begging not to be understood. In this week's 'poemcrazy' book club installment, we're invited to 'not think, not understand.'Continue Reading
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Even if you have not read Christopher Marlowe’s famous poem, “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love," you probably know its poetry anyway. Really.Continue Reading
In this month's poetry classroom, author and literature professor Karen Swallow Prior will be treating us to a discussion of classic love poetry—beginning with Shakespeare.Continue Reading
My entry into poetry did not happen in a night. Oh, sure. It may look that way. One day I was calling poetry “cryptic nonsense” and practically the next, posting a lengthy poem on Facebook about lumberjacks, kitchen knives, Twinkies, and the persuasive powers of semi-colon eyelashes. Now, she’ll never take the credit for it—no, [...]Continue Reading
This week we kick off the Poetry Classroom, a new feature in which a college professor and his or her students host a conversation about a poem—and the public is invited to join in! Our first professor, Brett Foster, teaches at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His first poetry book, The Garbage Eater, was published [...]Continue Reading