Author Archives: Margaret Kennelly

What Makes A Poem

While reading Rae Armantrout’s “New” for class I couldn’t help but wonder is this a poem. It was so fragmented, so out there, that I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. To me, poems need a point, a … Continue reading

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Sun Hybrid

Last week I found a great anthology of poems that was online that varied in forms of style and subject. After class yesterday I realized that all the poems can be considered ‘hybrid’ poems and I wanted to talk about … Continue reading

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New Classic Poems That You Should Totally Read (or at least skim)

I was in the mood for a contemporary poem that rhymes, and in my search I hit the mother lode. I found a PDF book called “New Classic Poems” edited by Neil Harding McAlister. It is a collection of poems … Continue reading

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Bob Hicok and the Smaller Picture

One of my favorite poems that we read was “Happy Anniversary March 16, 2006” by Bob Hicok, so I looked at some of his other poems. One that really caught my attention was “The Missing,” which is a short poem … Continue reading

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Smith and Sacred Spaces

The class interview with Austin Smith was very interesting and touched on a number of points that intrigued me, but the point I found most interesting was his description of his spaces. How his past and places like the silo … Continue reading

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Stolen Collins Question

Since we had to find an interview for this week’s assignment, I found an interview between Billy Collins and Joel Whitney for Guernica Magazine. http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19796 Whitney asks lots of really good questions, but the one that stood out the most … Continue reading

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Review by Myths

While I was searching for a topic to write about I found the poem “Myths” by Henry Braun. Myths “Honestly, sir, what good are myths?” (What good am I, that is, whose myth is “sir.” One has to try: ) … Continue reading

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Study in Orange and White

I am becoming obsessed with Billy Collins, so for the poetry Slam on Monday I decided to find one of his poems to use, just in case. After some time I came across his poem “Study in Orange and White,” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Swept Up Whole”

Out of all the poems we have read in class “Swept Up Whole” by Kay Ryan confuses me the most. Not because of the words that are used, I actually find the poem to be quite beautiful when you read … Continue reading

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Type vs Form

All this talk about types of poetry has got me thinking about the different forms of poetry, so I found a site that has a pretty decent list, and realized that some forms could also be types. For example, the … Continue reading

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