Monthly Archives: February 2014

Review by Myths

While I was searching for a topic to write about I found the poem “Myths” by Henry Braun. Myths “Honestly, sir, what good are myths?” (What good am I, that is, whose myth is “sir.” One has to try: ) … Continue reading

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Neil Hilborn, A College National Poetry Slam Champion

When we were given a few YouTube videos to watch of slam poets performing, I was most moved by Neil Hilborn’s performance because he was so into it. His facial expressions, voice, gestures, and so on just really struck me as … Continue reading

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Paul Vermeersch’s Argument Against Slam Poetry

I was interested to look up arguments against slam poetry after Monday’s class session. This is one I found. It is a blog post by Paul Vermeersch: http://www.paulvermeersch.ca/2008/05/rant-why-i-hate-spoken-word-poetry.html Basically, Paul argues that slam poets write poor poetry and then use … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Logic by A. E. Stallings

This is one of the poems that I was looking at when we had to find a piece to bring to the poetry slam. This poem really spoke to me because one I am a huge myth and fairy tale … Continue reading

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More on Forgetfulness

From the moment that I began searching around for a poem at the beginning of my project, I have been drawn to “Forgetfulness”. Even though my project has been turned in, and I have completed my performance, I decided to … Continue reading

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Zachary Schomburg as a Leaping Poet

In an effort to find more leaping poems to fully understand what a leap looks like, I looked through poems that I read for past classes. One that I really enjoyed is called “The One About the Robbers” by Zachary … Continue reading

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Eating the Honey of Words- Robert Bly

http://www.robertbly.com/rev_honeyofwords1.html After doing a little bit of research on Robert Bly I discovered that is much more than a poet and has written books as well. This link up above talks about even though he has had so much success … Continue reading

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Nocturnes Across the Arts

Though most commonly referring to music, “nocturne” can be a general term for art that is inspired by the night.  In my recent project/paper, I made note of the large similarities between Stuart Dybek’s “Three Nocturnes” and Frederic Chopin’s Nocturnes … Continue reading

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Permanence

I found a poem that I have to share. It is eerie, unsettling, and is an explicit example of leaping poetry. Rage                                     … Continue reading

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Poetry and Music

http://www.folkways.si.edu/explore_folkways/poetry.aspx For my first poetry project I wrote about musicality in poetry and read some different articles about how the idea of the ballad and blues affected the music industry. Here is one article that goes over that same idea. … Continue reading

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