Monthly Archives: January 2014

Arda Collins – Spring

I was interested in Arda Collins, and so I went on a search to find other poems by her. I came across this poem: Spring I was making a roast. The smell wafted from the kitchen into the living room, through the … Continue reading

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Interview with Billy Collins

I found an interview of Billy Collins that was both funny and interesting.  In it he addresses the voice of his poems and how they are a slightly different version of him. A narrator that is almost like him, but … Continue reading

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More on Confessional Poetry

I really like the discussion on confessional poetry in class, and the poems of Sharon Olds make me feel strongly empathized. Hence, I searched for more confessional poets, and learned that Sylvia Plath is also one poet famous for her … Continue reading

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Rap, The Modern Vocal Poetry

I am not an avid fan of Rap or Hip-hop, I only listen to it on occasion. However, I think that often this genre of music is underrated, and perhaps misunderstood. Recurring subjects of prostitution, drugs, money, and gang violence … Continue reading

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Sharon Olds

I tried to find a happy poem by Sharon Olds, but all of her poetry seems to have something about it that is dark and disturbing. I found this poem, called The Clasp by Sharon Olds: She was four, he … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel, what the heck do I put on here?

Hey everyone. This is my first ever post as I forgot to do the last one and I have no idea what I’m supposed to talk about. I was originally going to explain the symbolism the the 13th tarot card … Continue reading

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What is a Haiku? and other poetry types.

I may or may not have been the only person, but in class on Monday when it was brought up, I did not know what a haiku was.  I had heard the term before, but I did not know the … Continue reading

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Confessional Poetry

We talked about how Sharon Olds is a confessional poet in class and because I really enjoyed all the poems we had read by her I decided to look up a few more short confessional poems: Dream Song 1 John Berryman … Continue reading

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Reflection on Sharon Old’s “Little Things”

My favorite poem that we read for Wednesday’s class was Sharon Old’s poem “Little Things”.  Reading it for the first time made me think of how the little things in life can make a greater impact than the bigger things. … Continue reading

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Sharon Olds- “I want a poem to be useful”

After exploring a little bit of Sharon Olds’ works, I was very intrigued with what she had to say. It seemed as though all of her poems had a lesson behind it, or words of the wise, at least the … Continue reading

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