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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 […]

Practicing Poetic Themes: Poetry

Sometimes the best theme to write about is the thing we are doing. Marianne Moore’s “Poetry” is one of her most intriguing poems for its original premise and its revision scale . As poets, we always create, but the writing process often changes. Sometimes we love poetry. Sometimes we truly […]

Poetic Form: Free Verse

Free verse is a literary device that can be defined as poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm, and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Such poems are without rhythm and rhyme schemes, do not follow regular rhyme scheme rules, yet still provide artistic expression. In this way, the poet can give his own shape […]

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: Lyrical Poetry

Lyric poetry is broad in its definition. It isn’t confined to one form. A poet can write a sonnet, villanelle, or a pantoum, and the poem can be classified as lyrical. A free verse poem may also be considered lyrical. Haiku can be considered lyrical. The key is to write […]