The secret of life is found in a sudden line of poetry. Join us as we learn Denise Levertov’s “The Secret” By Heart.
The T.S. Eliot Prize: “Three Poems” by Hannah Sullivan
The language of “Three Poems” by Hannah Sullivan, the 2018 T.S. Eliot Prize winner, is sharp, clear, and devoid of ambiguity. And it is indeed three poems.
A Strangely Contemporary Verse Play: “Murder in the Cathedral” by T.S. Eliot
“Murder in the Cathedral” by T.S. Eliot, written and produced in 1935, was one of the last verse plays written for the stage. It is also oddly contemporary.
Your Work Is Poetry: Poetry at Work Day 2018!
Today is Poetry at Work Day 2018. Most poets have day jobs, because poetry isn’t that lucrative a profession. But poetry is inherent in all work.
What Made 1922 a Literary Watershed Year?
In 1922, everything changed in literature, as James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” brought modernism to fiction and poetry.
Committing Prufrock: Taking a Stand Against Forgetfulness
Sandra Heska King concludes her Committing Prufrock poetry dare with the completion of memorization of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
Committing Prufrock: Poetry Memorization Tips & Memories
Sandra Heska King uses her Phone-a-Friend to crowd-source poetry memorization tips and memories as she continues her Committing Prufrock Poetry Dare.
Committing Prufrock: 6 Great Ways to Memorize a Poem
Sandra Heska King continues her poetry dare, memorizing T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Today, she shares her tips for memorizing a poem.
Committing Prufrock: There Will Be Time
Sandra Heska King continues her mission to Commit Prufrock, finding herself lost in the rabbit trails that can be a part of reading poems.
Poetry Dare: How to Commit Prufrock
Sandra Heska King introduces her plan to commit Prufrock (to memory) and introduces our Barista Badges so you can join the fun and celebrate your progress.
Committing Prufrock: A New Poetry Dare
Sandra Heska King gets nabbed while under cover in the poet’s protection program and agrees to commit Prufrock in the latest Poetry Dare scheme.
Using T.S. Eliot to Explain PTSD
In fictional and almost poetic form, Andy Owen describes what has gone by such names as shell shock and battle fatigue but we know as PTSD.
T.S. Eliot at the British Library, Part 2
Collecting and annotating the poetry of a writer like T.S. Eliot is fraught with challenges and difficulties, not the least reason being Eliot himself editing his poems over time, or manuscripts of the same poem with variations. Listen to two editors who described the challenge at a British Library presentation.
T.S. Eliot at the British Library, Part 1
At the British Library, the editors of a new edition of the poems of T.S. Eliot discuss the poet and his work.
Robert Crawford on the Young T.S. Eliot
Robert Crawford’s “Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land, ” is a wonderfully in-depth biography of the early years of the 20th century’s major poet.
Finding Eliot in St. Louis
Finding T.S. Eliot in St. Louis, where he was born and raised, is not an easy task, but he’s there, most of all in his poetry.
Poetry Dare: What Tangled Webs T. S. Eliot Weaves
Sandra Heska King’s poetry dare continues, while she suspends herself in the web woven by T. S. Eliot’s marvelous collection of words.
Top 10 Quotes from T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
What better place to start reading T. S. Eliot than “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? To break it down, we start with 10 great quotes plus the whole poem.
Take Your Poet to Work: T.S. Eliot
Take your favorite poet with you to work for Take Your Poet to Work Day coming up July 17. This week we’re featuring poet T.S. Eliot.