Author Archives: Emily Considine

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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Does poetry need to be complex in order to be good?

After our discussion in class on Wednesday about whether or not a poem needed to be complicated in order to be “good” really got me thinking. I placed myself in the middle of the room because I was not sure … Continue reading

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Merwin’s Engaged Poems

I decided to the first question for Monday’s homework assignment and I fell in love with Merwin’s poems. Although I do not think they really fit into the anthology, his appreciation of nature and description of it as well is … Continue reading

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Austin Smith’s Mummy in the Freeport Museum

So after having read this poem, I decided that I did not like it much at all for it was very different and I just thought it was kind of pointless, in the best way possible. When we asked Austin … Continue reading

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Billy Collins performs Forgetfulness

https://archive.org/details/Poetry_Forgetfulness__Billy_Collins_Animated_Poem I thought this would be a good performance to share because it has already been performed in our class so personally I tried to remember and compare. I think the one ┬áread in class was a bit better…no offense … Continue reading

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Slam Poetry Performance

I found this slam poetry performance and it just phenomenal! It starts so soft and then just keeps adding tempo. The performer is so angry and she keeps getting angrier, which totally adds to the poem! I was super impressed … Continue reading

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Eating the Honey of Words- Robert Bly

http://www.robertbly.com/rev_honeyofwords1.html After doing a little bit of research on Robert Bly I discovered that is much more than a poet and has written books as well. This link up above talks about even though he has had so much success … Continue reading

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Kay Ryan, The art of poetry no. 94

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5889/the-art-of-poetry-no-94-kay-ryan After looking at this interview with Kay Ryan, my interest was immediately sparked. Her first response referring to poetry as an empty suitcase that can never fully be emptied because it is always full of ideas was just magnificent! … Continue reading

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Kim Addonizio’s Interview

http://jjgallaher.blogspot.com/2011/08/interesting-moment-for-kim-addonizio.html This is an interview that Kim Addonizio took place in. I found her responses very intriguing and it really helped me when I was trying to figure out what kind of poet she was. Her responses to people thinking … Continue reading

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Sharon Olds- “I want a poem to be useful”

After exploring a little bit of Sharon Olds’ works, I was very intrigued with what she had to say. It seemed as though all of her poems had a lesson behind it, or words of the wise, at least the … Continue reading

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