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Poetic Form: Leaning on Many Leaves

When Walt Whitman self-published the original twelve poems the world has come to know as Leaves of Grass in 1855, it was not well-received. Perhaps if Ralph Waldo Emerson, a like-minded Transcendentalist, had not deemed it “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has now contributed,” Whitman, […]

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 […]

Books of the Month: May 2-June 5 2021

Better late than never posting about my reading from last month. There is a little bit of everything in this list. Happy Reading! Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers: Five Stars I started reading this book after watching Saving Mr. Banks. I recommend reading the original series and watching this […]

Knit

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 […]

Kitsch

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 […]