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Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 12:13 am
You never know who might drop in on Springfield, Ill. Thanks to Obama and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Springfield has slowly become a name on the tip of America's tongue, and a small-cit...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 oomphalos poem #1when my dad was sixty-seven he was in the hospital a couple months he was a terrible patient he wouldn’t eat the food wouldn’t drink the water “it tastes better in my hors...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
This poem was written by my mother,Vera Wardner Dougan, to my father,for their first Christmas together, 1924. I’m repeating it here, for it is so simple, appropriate and t...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
nellie needham a spinster schoolteachermy grampa’s second cousin loaned himmoney in 1911 to build the round barn itwas paid back very slowly over the yearsduring the depression she lowered theintere...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
 thanksgiving poem #7one of the happiest events at our university has occurred yearly since ’77 the international festival last week was no exception colorful native dress and design tasty nati...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 one hears family stories that arerevealed quite late sometimes onlyas conjecture for instance my friend’spaternal great-grandmother when themen in black pulled up in their blackhearse-like car...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 irony poem I guess # 2 with the world deteriorating in almost any area you think of consider farmland gobbled up oceans dying ditto the humanities I hesitate to mention that as a kid I found the...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
every weekday morning I hear the pledge of allegiance it’s broadcast all over the neighborhood by the school next door, no I don’t stop what I’m doing composting the garbage or wiping up a...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
 weedseed poem #1going through old farm stuff I finda folder called wis crop improvementass’n it holds a 1965 program for anarea meet that includes a workshop on weed seed identification and en...
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 12:42 am

Making poetry more accessible

A recently posted article by Austen Rosenfeld, "Why Billy Collins is America's Most Popular Poet," points out pertinent thoughts about poetry today. Mainly, has academia hijacked the art of poet...

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