Author Archives: Brandon Straeb

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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Robbie Q Telfer Critique

After watching a little bit of Robbie Q Telfer I looked a little more into his poetry and performances online. I came to the conclusion that I love Robbie Q Telfer and am extremely excited to see him perform. The … Continue reading

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Interview Question

One of the main questions I would like to ask Austin Smith involves his poem Lightning. There are many questions I would prefer to ask him about this specific poem but there is one in particular that I require a … Continue reading

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Poetic Individuality

When doing my project paper I understood that there were many different ways in which one could express how they interpret a poem. As a result, I expressed my interpretation of Sharon Olds “I Go Back to may 1937” musically … 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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John Mayer and Different Forms of Poetry

I have always been compelled to examine the different aspects of poetry especially in music. Luckily, I happen to be a big fan of John Mayer so it was easy to look into his music and see how certain words … Continue reading

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