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One of my favorite small poems…

One of my favorite small poems is Progress Report by A.R. Ammons: Progress Report Now I’m into things so small when I say boo I disappear When I first came across it, I didn’t have a clue what it meant. … Continue reading

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Interview with poet Charles Simic

Charles Simic was the U.S. Poet Laureate and has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Born in 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he is no stranger to war and its effects on people’s lives. He … Continue reading

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Compact, compact, compact!

To me, the idea of imposing size limits on poems is exactly what empowers them, charges them and makes them spiritual in a very special way that I am not sure another art can manage. http://nowculture.com/nowcu/index.htm

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Bringing poetry to the masses: a talk with Billy Collins

Billy Collins is one of the best selling poets in the country. In 2001, Collins’ skill was recognized big time when he was named U.S. Poet Laureate. Collins and The Dodge Poetry Festival share a common goal: to bring poetry … Continue reading

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How honest can we be? How much can we connect? A personal message

All of us web-savvy writers do our best with the networking tools, but it’s starting to feel like a tool, like “I’ll join your blog if you join mine.” That would be a shame because these computers are really all … Continue reading

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