Monthly Archives: August 2012

Interview with Allen Ginsberg

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Tinashé – “Mayday” Acoustic

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Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry) Part 2

To the Reader Setting Out BY EDWARD HIRSCH The reader of poetry is a kind of pilgrim setting out, setting forth. The reader is what Wallace Stevens calls “the scholar of one candle.” Reading poetry is an adventure in renewal, a creative act, … Continue reading

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How a Poem Happens: Interview with Matthew Dickman

You all know I’m a big fan of the Dickman brothers, Matthew in particular.  I stumbled across this interview he gave for How a Poem Happens and I thought it was worth sharing.  As a poet (it still feels weird … Continue reading

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Hirsch’s How To Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry) Part 1

The Poetry Foundation recently posted a portion of Edward Hirsch’s book How To Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry).  Hirsch himself is a fantastic poet.  Instead of posting the link and sharing a few brief words, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Bob Marley – Legend (Entire Album)

It’s a reggae kind of morning in LA.  Here’s one of the best reggae albums of all time.  Enjoy.

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Tony Hoagland – Hostess

Hostess   All I remember from that party is the little black dress of our hostess held up by nothing more than a shoestring of raw silk   which kept slipping off her shoulder – So the whole time she … Continue reading

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