Tag Archives: Poems

Great Poets In Their Own Words 3 of 4 (BBC)

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The Poetry That Matters Most: On Matthew Dickman’s Mayakovsky’s Revolver

I’m almost done reading through Matthew Dickman’s newest book of poems, Mayakovsky’s Revolver (Norton 2012).  I’m in the thick of my first semester as a Master’s student and I’m swamped with language, so I’m taking it slow.  I think you … Continue reading

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Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry) Part 3

In the Beginning Is the Relation BY EDWARD HIRSCH The message in the bottle is a lyric poem and thus a special kind of communiqu�. It speaks out of a solitude to a solitude; it begins and ends in silence. We … Continue reading

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Li-Young Lee Reads His Poetry

One of the best things about contemporary poetry in the United States and around the world is the presence of diverse voices.  Unlike a lot of contemporary poetry, which is inescapably tied to a familiar middle-class American sensibility, the poetry … Continue reading

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