Poetry Blog

 

Account

Poem Of The Week – ‘January Train’

January Train Fields of trees encased frozen dew. The sun a sullen distant heatless disc. Tractors a line retired between cold foreground and an almost lost horizon. A smattering of slick and sharded ponds. Sheep, a flock of huffing moving heat. Buckled fence...

read more

Hume And The Paradox Of Fiction

The paradox of fiction is the apparent inconsistency that occurs when you try to combine three commonly accepted claims: that it is irrational to have feelings for what does not exist, that we reasonably have feelings for fictional characters, and that fictional...

read more

Tales Through His Lens Darkly

ANALYSIS/OPINION: THE LARGESSE OF THE SEA MAIDEN: STORIES By Denis Johnson Random House, $27, 207 pages He wrote directly too, and his readers, his peers, and the literary establishment loved the gritty talk and the grittier characters. His 2007 novel “Tree of Smoke”...

read more

Fizza-Ma-Wizza-Ma-Dill: The Elegance Of Trap And Dr. Seuss

A sign installed at an interactive exhibition dedicated to Dr. Seuss at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on July 6, 2004. Less than a week ago, rapper Win Nevaluze uploaded a dramatic reading of the Dr. Seuss deep cut Wocket In My Pocket , to the time of Migos '...

read more

Children’s Book Club: “Roxaboxen”

“Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything.)” That’s how this story by Alice McLerran, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, begins. We’re dropped on a hill with sand, rocks, boxes, cactus, greasewood, and “thorny ocotillo.” In some ways this story...

read more

KOZELSKY: Adventures With Grandma

Holly Kozelsky (left) writes for the Martinsville Bulletin, and Margaret Adkins (right) was a columnist who wrote Readers Diaries for about 10 years, before her attention turned to writing poetry. Adkins is getting used to getting around town in a wheelchair. She says...

read more

Jabberwocky (Blu-ray Review)

Review In many ways, Jabberwocky is very much a Terry Gilliam film. You can see his unmistakable directorial stamp on it with unorthodox yet realistic characters, a bizarre yet plausible world, unusual but ordinary situations, and subtext intermingled with...

read more

Rumpus Original Poetry: Two Poems By Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

Glossary for the State of Louisiana Alluvial & drifting is how this language begins: ______alligators floating their dark Braille across some no-name ______bayou. Where layers lilt as they lower, Crawdads with the long-dead in their mouths. Where all ______colors slow...

read more

Quiz – Man Seeks To Define Every English Word With A Limerick

In this photo made Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, limerick dictionary creator Chris Strolin poses for a photo in Belleville, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) There are many different methods for studying languages and learning new words. One man has come up with his own unusual...

read more

Categories

Recent Posts

No tags for this post.

We need beta testers (limited seats). Sign up NOW!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This