Tag Archives: poetry

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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sometimes when he sleeps his nose

sometimes when he sleeps his nose whistles like wooden prize-from-the-fair recorders In my bed across the hall I hear him two pillows to myself now, kazooing like grip the ball tightly, focus on the base of the pins that holds … Continue reading

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Paranormal(delle) Activity

The following is a paradelle that I wrote for a class. This infamous type of poem was created by Billy Collins. The lights in the basement flicker on their own. The lights in the basement flicker on, their own. All … 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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Goulish Poetry

On the first day of my Writing the Undead class, we ripped pages out of a cheesy zombie novel—”Ghoul” by Brian Keene—and used the words to make poetry. From pages 83,84,241, and 242 I took parts of sentences and put … 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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