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Poetry is Regional (#poem)

How do you read poetry in another author’s voice? Continue reading

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On The Curious Lack of Hyphenation for English Americans (#poem)

America is a land of hyphenated identity— A melting pot, as it were, of cultural identity. African-Americans and Asian-Americans, of course, And gay-, Muslim- and Native-Americans are a force. But Americans are also Irish, Welsh, and Scottish. We have Germans … Continue reading

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Petty Fascism in the Clerical Underclass (#poem)

You sit behind your desk with all the power in the world That can be contained by these four walls. You can humanize the experience for whirled Emotions or you can pretend to be master of laws You take the … Continue reading

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On the Protective Qualities of Poetic Devices (#poem)

“We here must listen to the language for the discoveries we hope to make.” ~William Carlos Williams It’s worth asking the question of Whether this particular collection Of words can even be considered A poem. It has no discernable rhyme … Continue reading

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Twenty Ways to Ruin a #Poem

It’s best to sneak up on the reader. Change the meter, Change the rhyme, Change the tone, Or change the subject. Try to do something unexpected, Like confessing a crime Or secret perversion, Even in a Short poem.

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