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Biographical Poetry: Frank Marshall Davis

June 20, 2011


“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


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 tone…. There is so much […]

Writer’s Block: Fact or Fiction

May 24, 2011


Ten years ago, one of my best friends died from cancer. That was the beginning of my writer’s block. It was my first bout with the page monster, and it lasted for 3 or 4 years. That’s a long time to go without regular creative therapy, I know. I wrote a little, 10 pieces at […]

Salty or Sweet?

May 23, 2011


In one of my undergraduate creative writing classes, we discussed William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say.” Here it is: This is Just to Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold […]