Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fragments

When I read Armantrout’s “New” for the first time I had no idea where to start. For me that poem was too fragmented to even begin to see the message that he was trying to convey. I think these fragmented … Continue reading

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“Poem of Disconnected Parts” – Commentary from the Poet

After reading several fragmented poems in The New American Poetry of Engagement, one poem in particular stood out to me. “Poem of Disconnected Parts” written by Robert Pinsky is written in a very disorganized manner, as with many fragment poems. … Continue reading

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What Makes A Poem

While reading Rae Armantrout’s “New” for class I couldn’t help but wonder is this a poem. It was so fragmented, so out there, that I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. To me, poems need a point, a … Continue reading

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Social Media and Poetry

Today in class, we went over the different projects a number of people created for their second project. One project, created by Zhiyuan Meng, really caught by intention because of the use of social media to convey his idea. He … Continue reading

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“Poem of Disconnected Parts”

When reading “Poem of Disconnected Parts” by Robert Pinsky for homework, a line that stuck out to me was, “I support the War, says the comic, it’s just the Troops / I’m against: can’t stand those Young People” (17-18). I am … Continue reading

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2014 Lucia Gets Reading Part 2

The other day, I wrote about how much I enjoyed the 2014 Lucia Getsi Poetry Event held at Ewing Manor. Listening to poetry and drinking fantastic wine was a great way to start my Thursday night. When i wrote about … Continue reading

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Resistant Engaged Poems

As I worked on and researched for my paper\project 2 I now only agree more that I enjoy reading more resistant poems and creating more resistant poems. If I posted my poem, I would not be able to say (nor … Continue reading

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Ewing Manor Event: Jesse Nissim

I happened to attend the co-curricular event at the Ewing Manor this past Thursday and was thoroughly impressed. Going into my first poetry event outside of campus I did not know quite what to expect. Now afterwards, without doubt, I … Continue reading

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Lucia Getsi Reading Poetry

This past Thursday, I attended the 2nd Annual Lucia Getsi Poetry Reading Event at Ewing Manor here in Bloomington. Being my first poetry event of the semester, I was anxious to see what I was getting myself into. When I … Continue reading

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What Guys Look for in Girls- Slam Poem

So I’m really stuck on slam poetry and decided to do a general google search about it. Well I stumbled upon this youtube video and I think it is just fantastic! In slam poetry, poets can get across the point … Continue reading

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