Poetry Month: Streaming Trayvon

April 5, 2012

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As I promised, 1 original poem a week, minimum. I’ve decided that I would only include new original work to give my brain a real workout. I hope my words are as spirit lifting for you as they are for me. Streaming Trayvon Even at 8:15 I could see remnants of The sunset on the […]

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National Poetry Month

April 4, 2012

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My short fiction professor told us that April is National Poetry Month. I can’t believe I didn’t know since I LOVE POETRY!! In fact, I used to think that I began as a poet until I remembered that when I was in grade school I wrote fiction. If I could find those composition notebooks that […]

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Ezra Pound Imagery

July 11, 2011

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One of my favorite things to do is to create an image. I wish I was as good of an artist with pictures as I am with my words. When an image is created with words, emotions are never too far behind. The words I choose can in some ways guide the emotions of the […]

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Children’s Writing on TV

July 5, 2011

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As an active parent of a 3-year-old, I am having a problem with some of the children;s programming. I am noticing that most of the shows are absent of adults. When there are adults, they either behave like children or they answer to the children. Rarely are the adults, actual adults. It’s not that the […]

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Biographical Poetry: Frank Marshall Davis

June 20, 2011

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“Giles Johnson, Ph.D.” is a poem written by Frank Marshall Davis. It is a poetic biography that gives the reader a unique insight to the world of Giles Johnson, while evoking critical thinking. The introspection this piece promotes is remarkable. It makes me feel somewhat self-conscious and forces me to reevaluate some of my academic […]

The Essential Red Wheelbarrow

June 6, 2011

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I have been pondering and toying with the idea of playing with some more William Carlos Williams. “Red Wheelbarrow” has been on my mind a lot lately. It is such a simple concept but it is loaded with so much literary nutrition. The imagery, the use of enjambment, and the toneā€¦. There is so much […]

Book Review: Know What I Mean?

June 2, 2011

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Michael Eric Dyson has been touted as an essential bridge between the Hip Hop Generation and their Baby Boomer parents. Dyson recognizes the controversy that hip hop music carries with it, and seeks to clear up some of this controversy or at the very least, creates a space for rational and objective discussion on the […]

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To Text or Not to Text

May 31, 2011

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Recently a friend told me that my texting language was not up to par. She was speaking specifically of my saying, “Iont know,” instead of “idk.” Needless to say, we had a super sized laugh over my ignorance. I know I don’t always text legibly because I create a lot of words and abbreviations, but […]

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Book Review: Death of Innocence

May 26, 2011

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I recently read Death of Innocence by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson. Mrs. Mobley is the mother of the murdered by lynching, Emmett Till. This book details the early and all too short years of Emmett’s life from his mother’s perspective. As a mother myself, it was hard to keep reading knowing what happened to […]

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