Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Road Not Taken

When I was a student in grade school, I distinctly remember reading The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. It really made an impact on the way I looked at poetry and how I went through life in general. “I … Continue reading

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Top 50 Poems

Browsing for a blog post, I decided to Google Top 50 poems of all time. I came across a list of poets, the top ten all being poets I have heard about. The top poem, in this particular websites opinion, … Continue reading

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J.D. McClatchy

Feeding off of the extensive research I have recently been doing on McClatchy and his work, I decided to youtube him to see what came up. I watched a few interviews he was a part of, noticing his poise and … Continue reading

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Line Breaks and Structure of “Guantanamo”

After researching “Guantanamo” by Jorie Graham for my group project, I became really interested in the subject and some of the issues of accountability that she brings up throughout the poem. Something I think is worth discussing more is the … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Engaged Writing

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/opinion/brooks-engaged-or-detached.html?_r=1& While I was writing my short response questions for my exam, I wanted to make sure I could understand the essence of engaged poetry and its ins and outs crystal clearly. So, I came across this article written for … Continue reading

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Makhtaran Bibi & other current events in engaged poetry

After doing a lot of research on the background events of “On Reading The Age of Innocence in a Troubled Time” by Maxine Kumin, I found a few interesting bits on Bibi I did not get to mention in the presentation. Side note\fun … Continue reading

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JD McClatchy

For our final group project, my group is in charge of analyzing “Jihad” by J.D. McClatchy. Before this class, specifically before the latter half of the semester, I had never heard of this aforementioned poet. When we initially read “Jihad” … Continue reading

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A Reference to Bernstein

As I spent this past week unscrambling the complexity of the poem assigned to our presentation group, I began to reflect on Bernstein. In previous class discussion I positioned myself on the side of uncertainty  regarding the importance of resistance … Continue reading

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What Are Years Are What?

Here is a short video I made about a piece of minimalist music by Philip Glass. (The video provides brief background info and analysis.) As it mentions in the video, the piece of music is meant to depict a sculpture by … Continue reading

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Papers\Projects II

For paper\project 2, I decided to write a poem because I’m not doing a lot of writing in my other classes; therefore, this was my chance! I am so impressed with everyone’s projects this round! The book Emily made was … Continue reading

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