Author Archives: Brian Morefield

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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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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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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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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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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Austin Smith

I found the interview with Austin Smith interview to be incredibly interesting and Insightful. I learned a great deal about poetry, specifically the idea of drafting an original draft. Smith commenting on how he wrote a poem on the train … Continue reading

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Poetry Slam

Following last weekends class in which we did slam poetry, I decided to look up information about the aforementioned style of poetry. I was interested in the roots of this style of reciting poetry as well reading and watching more … Continue reading

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Billy Collins: America’s Poet

I choose this particular title for my blog post because in a New York Times article, Bruce Weber dubbed Collins as the poet of America. Upon completing my project last week on Collins and his style of poetry, I began … Continue reading

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