Monthly Archives: January 2014

at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989

I came across this poem in Writing Poetry, and I thought I’d share it with all of you. at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989 by Lucille Clifton among the rocks at walnut grove your silence drumming in … Continue reading

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Type vs Form

All this talk about types of poetry has got me thinking about the different forms of poetry, so I found a site that has a pretty decent list, and realized that some forms could also be types. For example, the … Continue reading

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Types of Poets

Since we have been talking about confessional and stand-up poets and come up with our own titles to label types of poets, I wanted to do some searching to see what other “types” or poets were out there. However, aside … Continue reading

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Cate Marvin (Andrea Kirby)

I was intrigued by our discussion today about what type of poet we thought someone was. We all read the same poems, yet came up with so many different words to describe the author. I was inspired by today’s discussion … Continue reading

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Good Men Fallen Before Hero Come by Peter Meinke

So I really liked this poem despite how it is annoyingly missing punctuation and other literary elements that make the text flow. Maybe he took all it out as to allow us to interpret it in our own way? When … Continue reading

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Kim Addonizio’s Interview

http://jjgallaher.blogspot.com/2011/08/interesting-moment-for-kim-addonizio.html This is an interview that Kim Addonizio took place in. I found her responses very intriguing and it really helped me when I was trying to figure out what kind of poet she was. Her responses to people thinking … Continue reading

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Kim Addonizio’s “The Way of the World” Revelation

The poem “The Way of the World” was a beautiful poem written by Kim Addonzio.  I thought it was so truthful and contained wonderful metaphors throughout.  I believe it revealed the ugly truth that humans do have an evil side, … Continue reading

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“Dolphin” by Robert Lowell

While looking at some well-known confessional poetry, I found “Dolphin” by Robert Lowell. Here is the poem: Dolphin My Dolphin, you only guide me by surprise, a captive as Racine, the man of craft, drawn through his maze of iron composition … Continue reading

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Sharon Olds

Our discussion about Sharon Olds this week made me even more interested in her poems, especially the confessional aspect of them. It seems like each of her poems tells us a little more about her life and each time we … Continue reading

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“5 Cents a Peek”

The first time I read Sharon Olds’ poem “5 Cents a Peek”, I had no idea what to think of it or how to go about interpreting it!  Upon doing a little research, I found a really interesting short film … Continue reading

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