Poetics and Drinking Parties

I love the word symposium. I don’t know why.

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The smell of the poem

These days there’s a lot of interest in what poems look like.

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Why Writing a Poem is Like Making Crab Apple Jelly

Each year the apples take longer to ripen than you remembered.

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Robert Frost's 'Design' and 'The Rule of the Shorter Term'

After publishing Charlotte Gann’s book, Noir, I’ve started to think of noir poems as a genre — poems with shadows; poems that set up the dark/light opposition. Poems that expose.

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Marcia Menter
Oh Star (the fairest one in sight), We grant your loftiness the right To some obscurity of cloud-- It will not do to say of night,... Read More
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Why Arvon Works

There is a recipe, and it works.

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Jane Wheeler
I have been on four, in the past two years, and they have been the best present I have ever given myself. you meet some lovely peo... Read More
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What you need to know about Po

I don't mean Li Po, though I might well have done. 

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