Author Archives: Candace Parrott

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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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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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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Tim Stafford & Resistant Poetry

After attending the poetry slam on Thursday night, I was thoroughly impressed with Tim Stafford and his idea to create a book of poems that were able to be taught in a class room setting (no foul language, etc.) Not … Continue reading

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Olds: Engaged Poetry

For the homework assignment for Monday, I looked at the Sharon Olds poem and decided it had some engaged elements, perhaps, though like Emily said about Merwin, I feel the same way that I don’t think it fits into this … 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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Interviewing Austin Smith

http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=3756 Stephen Dunn Interview While reading an interview between John Amen & Stephen Dunn, I grew curious about the editing process Smith uses for his poetry. Not that all poetry isn’t difficult to edit, but there seems to be a … Continue reading

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Almanac by Austin Smith\Wallace Stegner Fellow

I was looking up information about Austin Smith and flipping through his poems when I noticed he is a “Wallace Stegner Fellow” in fiction at Stanford University. I had absolutely no clue what that was or if it was a … Continue reading

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Neil Hilborn, A College National Poetry Slam Champion

When we were given a few YouTube videos to watch of slam poets performing, I was most moved by Neil Hilborn’s performance because he was so into it. His facial expressions, voice, gestures, and so on just really struck me as … Continue reading

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inspired by, or evocative of, the night

“Three Nocturnes” by Stuart Dybek lured me in by his little couplets and dream-like imagery. Throughout the entire poem I was pleasantly captivated by how simple it appeared on the page and how enjoyable it was to picture these little … Continue reading

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