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Join me each Wednesday for this virtual reading experience as I read a selection from Redefined: A Year of Poetry. By the end of the year, I will have read 52 of the 366 poems contained in this collection. I encourage you to subscribe to this blog in order to […]

Poet of the Week: Walt Whitman

When I began my research about Walt Whitman, I did not expect one of the first articles I read would be one from Investor’s Business Daily. Yet this article–and other more familiar sources–revealed why Walt Whitman is one of America’s most unique poets. Along with Emily Dickinson, he is considered […]

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Join me each Wednesday for this virtual reading experience as I read a selection from Redefined: A Year of Poetry. By the end of the year, I will have read 52 of the 366 poems contained in this collection. I encourage you to subscribe to this blog in order to […]

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Join me each Wednesday for this virtual reading experience as I read a selection from Redefined: A Year of Poetry. By the end of the year, I will have read 52 of the 366 poems contained in this collection. I encourage you to subscribe to this blog in order to […]

Research Weeks

For the next two weeks, I will be researching for my weekly posts about poets, poems, quotations, poetic forms, and practice of poetic themes. My Redefined: A Virtual Reading Experience will continue to be posted on Wednesdays. I will post my Books of the Month on the first Saturday in […]

Poet of the Week: Marianne Moore

One of American literature’s foremost poets, Marianne Moore’s poetry is characterized by linguistic precision, keen and probing descriptions, and acute observations of people, places, animals, and art. From Marianne Moore’s biography by Poetry Foundation When considering Marianne Moore as a person and a poet we need to focus on the […]

Poetic Form: Sestina

I was going to focus on Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” as an example of a villanelle. But, since I have been working on a sestina, I decided to read Bishop’s “Sestina” for some encouragement. A sestina is a challenging, yet worthwhile form. I have written and published one that is, […]