Monthly Archives: March 2014

Poetry & Research

On Monday, we talked a lot about poetry from the perspective of individuals that had gone through a particular experience or event. This immediately made me think of a research article that one of our nursing professors (Dr. Kooken) wrote, … Continue reading

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Bob Hicok and the Smaller Picture

One of my favorite poems that we read was “Happy Anniversary March 16, 2006” by Bob Hicok, so I looked at some of his other poems. One that really caught my attention was “The Missing,” which is a short poem … Continue reading

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Bob Hicok Interview

I did some more research on Bob Hickok, the author of Happy Anniversary. I found an interview with him on a website that allows people to submit questions. It is an interesting interview with lots of different questions. http://www.smartishpace.com/pqa/bob_hicok/ One … Continue reading

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Frank Bidart

As I have been trying to better understand poetry of engagement, and looking up different poets, I found some work from Frank Bidart. He wrote “To the Rebublic” in The New American Poetry of Engagement, but he has also written multiple … Continue reading

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Austin Smith: Sirens

My personal favorite from Austin Smith’s work (next to The Pit) was his poem, “Sirens” because it was simple, but also so beautiful. I love the energy and action of a city, but also the quiet of the country, so … Continue reading

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Larry Levis and Austin Smith

After getting a better insight into Austin Smith’s background and hearing about how Larry Levis is one of the poets who inspires him, I wanted to do some more research on Larry Levis. This helped me find some strong connections … Continue reading

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A Question That Lingers

It was a true privilege to be able to meet Austin Smith in person, he’s honesty and grounding is noteworthy, and his work is unbelievably beautiful.  There is one point I’d like to unravel from the interview we held with … Continue reading

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What I Got From Austin

The interview with Austin Smith was quiet the experience. It was really interesting to hear his answers to our questions and see how he thinks and what some of his thoughts were. Before this year I had the notion that … Continue reading

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A Poem by Larry Levis

During the interview with Austin Smith, he mentioned that one of his favorite poets is Larry Levis. Therefore, I did some research on the poet, and found this particular poem that seems very interesting to me. The Oldest Living Thing … Continue reading

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Larry Levis

I went to Austin’s talk on metaphor and found it very interesting and enlightening. He talked about being creative and free with metaphor and about metaphor being used not just to describe the way a subject looks, but instead the … Continue reading

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