Archive | January, 2013


Poetry Lives!

I feel sorry for Alexandra Petri. She clearly doesn’t know the poetry world I know. Petri’s column, “Ode to an obsolete art” in the Washington Post, Saturday, January 26, 2013, requires a response. She calls into question the need for poetry. She suggests poets are vain and self-centered. But the main problem with her column […]

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Emily Dickinson’s Poems Set a High School Classroom Ablaze

I have often been amazed at what can happen in a classroom. Today, again, was one of those remarkable days when something powerful takes place. The responsible party– Emily Dickinson. The unsuspecting students– three classes of eleventh grade boys, young men in appearance and intellect, but young and “not quite ready” for the shock Emily […]

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