Author Archives: Jeremy Gruner

What Are Years Are What?

Here is a short video I made about a piece of minimalist music by Philip Glass. (The video provides brief background info and analysis.) As it mentions in the video, the piece of music is meant to depict a sculpture by … Continue reading

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Visual Presentation of Austin Smith’s Poetry

I re-structured “Stephenson County Fair in Wartime” as a part of my project, and would like to share it with everyone! The man taking tickets fantasizes he’s taking souls, and maybe he is. He takes mine, tears it in half … Continue reading

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Sweet, Sweet Possums

Linda Gregerson’s comparison of America’s upbringing to that of a simple, scavenging possum sparked my interest in the animal. The National Geographic article on the American possum opened my eyes further as to why Gregerson made the comparison that she … Continue reading

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Austin Smith’s reading of Stephenson County in Wartime

I think that Austin Smith’s reading of his own poems on Thursday night was actually one of the most important learning experiences for me in this unit. The way he emphasized poems that we have read multiple times in and … Continue reading

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Interview Formulation

In this interview, part of a series from poets.org, poet Cate Marvin is asked the same set of six questions which are also presented to five other poets.  The question which stuck out to me is as follows: “Do you … Continue reading

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Nocturnes Across the Arts

Though most commonly referring to music, “nocturne” can be a general term for art that is inspired by the night.  In my recent project/paper, I made note of the large similarities between Stuart Dybek’s “Three Nocturnes” and Frederic Chopin’s Nocturnes … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan, Categorized as a Poet

I would like to say that I’ve been a lifelong fan of Bob Dylan.  Realistically, however, I only became familiar with the artist through my Gateway class last year.  Through that, I was exposed to an expansive amount of material … Continue reading

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Kim Addonizio’s Modern, Womanly Take on “Help Me”

Help Me (Original) The above link will refer you to a recording of “Help Me,” a simple 12-bar blues made famous by Sonny Boy Williamson. (lyrics here: http://bit.ly/1iZqEnW ) Dedicating a few minutes of time to that video will vastly … Continue reading

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