Category Archives: Response to poem

The Collected Poems: Sylvia Plath

After discovering a poem by Sylvia Plath called “Jilted” I have been a fan. Her poetry is good when it is slightly dark, unearthing truths about the human condition in a way that other poets have not been able to … Continue reading

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The Nakedness of Things

The following is in response to Dorianne Laux’s poem “The Nakedness of Things” published in the third volume of Raleigh Review, an online and print literary magazine. As all up-and-coming writers must, I was searching the internet for literary magazines … Continue reading

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Some Ether: Poems

The following is in response to Nick Flynn‘s “Some Ether,” a book of poems. This one has been in my Amazon wishlist for quite some time, and it was definitely worth the wait. I didn’t get the full impact for … Continue reading

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Methuselah

The following is in response to Heather Holliger’s poem “Methuselah” via Labletter, an online literary magazine. Every month, Labletter emails all of its subscribers a poem or some other form of art. This month’s poem was “Methuselah” by Heather Holliger, and … Continue reading

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i was the jukebox

The following is my response to Sandra Beasley’s i was the jukebox: Ever since she came to Georgia Southern University’s campus, I’ve wanted to read Sandra Beasley’s latest book of poems, which has been on my Amazon wishlist for a … Continue reading

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Renga for an Absent Lover

The following is in response to Sheryl Mebane’s poem “Renga for an Absent Lover” that I read via Gemini Magazine, an online literary journal. Mebane’s choice of stanza construction—tercet-couplet-tercet—imagery, and subtle enjambment really makes this poem amazing. The poem is about … Continue reading

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Advil

The following is in response to Karen Lillis’s poem “Advil” that I read via Anderbo.com, an online literary journal. Lillis exemplifies what it is like to live in a household where the men in the family outwardly project their dominance … Continue reading

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