Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Poet With Whom I Will be Dining This Evening


Hey there,

In preparing for the dinner, I found some things by Mark Doty that might help you all as you prepare to write your poems.

This tracks the first images to the making of a specific poem.

This essay is on Halloween, William Blake and devils. Just because.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Students One & All, (But Especially Contemporary Lit.)

Writing Poetry your links:

Sonnet. Sestinas. Pantoums and Villanelles can be found here: as well as  

And these glossaries of literary and poetic terms should be useful to all classes.  (They can really help you with your imitation and formal assignments and are invaluable for class discussion).



I have to leave earlier than expected for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Wick Poetry Center. My husband's sudden departure left me with some pressing responsibilities and the inability to address them all before I have to take off.

I have arranged for substitutes for both classes. Roll will be taken and a film will be shown. This is the one on Ezra Pound. It is fascinating and very important as we begin to discuss Modernism. Please be there and attentive to it. No phones, laptops or naps, please. This is a really interesting figure in poetry and I expect everyone to be quiz-ready and fully present for the showing. Make our class look good. Have a wonderful weekend. Email me with any questions or concerns.

Thanks for understanding. Please know that I go in representation of our fine school and all of you of whom I could not be more proud. See you next week!

Friday, September 19, 2014

All Classes

This is one of the best contemporary poets we've got. AND he is a visual artist. And a musician. Who says you can't be art-school all-around rock stars?

Watch this and we'll talk about some of his work later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Contemporary Lit.

September 9-11

T: Quiz, Whitman discussion
Homework: Essay on Dickinson's Fasiscles


This link gets you to a listing of the poems

Please read the following poems:

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

A Route of Evanescence

I Dwell in Possibility

I Felt a Funeral in my Brain

My Life had Stood--a Loaded Gun

Tell all the truth but tell it slant

There's a Certain Slant of Light

I Would Not Paint a Picture

Thursday: Dickinson discussion (be quiz-ready, look up an words you don't know as you are reading)