Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 12 Lorine Niedecker: I Take It Slow

I thought I would take a small break from the academic side of poetry to recognize a poet who doesn’t often get much recognition. Lorine Niedecker wrote mostly in the early to mid part of the Twentieth Century. She spent … Continue reading

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February 8 Walt Whitman: O Captain! My Captain!

This week my city was ablaze in victory. Now, certainly it’s actually a minor thing; we won the Superbowl, a sports contest that matters only to Americans and only to those who care about American football. But for us it … Continue reading

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February 2 CONNOTATION: Carl Sandburg: Fog

What is a poem about? Some people start to talk about the ideas that the poem is conveying, but equally important are the words that the poem is using to convey them. I’ve said it before many times that the … Continue reading

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