Author Archives: Kristina Dehlin

Feminist Poem

As we’ve been working with a lot engaged poetry dealing with war and terrorism, I wanted to get into feminist poetry as engaged poetry. My paper was about what you could call a branch of feminist poetry, the Gurlesque, and … Continue reading

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Robert Bly’s Call and Answer

For my blog post I decided to look for another poem from The New American Poetry of Engagement and think about how engaged it is, similar to how we debated over some poems’ levels of engagement in class. I chose Robert … Continue reading

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More on Engaged Poetry

I was looking around the internet for some more takes on what engaged poetry is. Through a blog I came across this essay about engaged poetry. I especially liked the very first quote at the beginning: “The ‘engaged’ writer knows … Continue reading

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Larry Levis

I went to Austin’s talk on metaphor and found it very interesting and enlightening. He talked about being creative and free with metaphor and about metaphor being used not just to describe the way a subject looks, but instead the … Continue reading

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Stolen Interview Question

I read this interview with Lorde (the seventeen-year-old singer from New Zealand, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor) on an online magazine called Rookie found here: http://www.rookiemag.com/2014/01/lorde-interview/ I think that the second question she is asked could actually be relevant to anyone … Continue reading

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Slam Poetry

I found this brief history and definition of slam poetry at poets.org: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5672 It talks about how recent of a birth slam poetry had and how it was more “well received among young poets and poets of diverse backgrounds as … Continue reading

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Zachary Schomburg as a Leaping Poet

In an effort to find more leaping poems to fully understand what a leap looks like, I looked through poems that I read for past classes. One that I really enjoyed is called “The One About the Robbers” by Zachary … Continue reading

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Memory Poems

I really enjoyed discussing the types of memories we found in poems and reading memory poems in class. Since poetry is such a great form of expression, it makes sense that our own memories are the perfect source of subject … Continue reading

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Types of Poets

Since we have been talking about confessional and stand-up poets and come up with our own titles to label types of poets, I wanted to do some searching to see what other “types” or poets were out there. However, aside … Continue reading

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Sharon Olds and her personal poetry

I really enjoy and am intrigued by “I Go Back to May 1937″ because of how personal it is and how it reveals such a deep desperation and struggle within the speaker. I looked into Sharon Olds’ page on the … Continue reading

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