Category: craft of poetry

  • Wrestling Poetry Project

    ______     ______   Edited in December 9, 2009. This post was a call for wrestling poems. It was posted July 13, 2009. Four and a half months later, on November 29, 2009, the collection of 52 poems that came from this call was posted:   All-World Wrestling Poetry—a collection of 52 wrestling poems […]

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  • Posing Aemilia Lanyer (as Shakespeare; as his Dark Lady; and as she posed)

    ______     ______   Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645), was born in London to Baptista Bassano and his possibly common-law wife Margaret Johnson. At age 23, the then Aemilia Bassano married her cousin Alphonso Lanyer, supposedly after becoming pregnant by Henry Carey, Lord Hudson. She had two children, a son Henry and a daughter Odillya, who […]

  • Today is World Samina Malik Day: Terrorize your lyrics

    _____     A reminder about December 6th, World Samina Malik Day. It is after 11:00pm here on East Coast USA, which means that it is already December 6th in half the world. I greet you in freedom, and with poetic license to do so–for now. Yet, this is the day Samina will be sentenced […]

  • World Samina Malik Day December 6th

    _____             I remember this sister from another forum         I’m sure she is sorry for what has happend and didnt mean any harm by it         May Allaah help her, prison is a horrible place                 […]

  • Alley War Poetry

        _____     Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, April 15, 1985 Announcers: Al Bernstein and Al Michaels     Alley War Poetry     The pugilists are in the desert, somewhere far from most of humanity and society. They are at a resort, however, a […]

  • The Lyric Minutiae (or the ee(cummings) in (katharine mcph)ee)

    In a recent forum thread, the scanning of poems was touched on. It was asserted that one responsibility of the poet is to captivate the reader; such that if readers are losing track of theme and meaning, if we are not drawn in, the poet did not write the poem well; thus a significant difference […]

  • Turning the pages of William Blake’s notebook online.

        Click on William Blake’s notebook above, and visit The British Library’s Sir John Ritblat Gallery. The site is called Turning the Pages™ and uses the Shockwave plug-in to fabulous effect. Once there, you will have the experience of turning the pages of Blake’s notebook, wherein you will find such things as sketches, and […]