poetry http://wxpr.org en A Rose for Shakespeare http://wxpr.org/post/rose-shakespeare <p><em>If you’ve attended high school, chances are good that you’ve read at least one Shakespeare play—and perhaps some of his sonnets, too.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Minocqua poet Andree&nbsp;Graveley&nbsp;has a special connection to the Bard’s poetry. A few years ago, she decided to pay homage to Shakespeare by bringing him a rose. As part of this month’s Poets on Poetry series, Graveley tells of the surprising coincidences that led her to the very feet of the poet himself.</em></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Andree Gravely 17406 at http://wxpr.org A Rose for Shakespeare Poets on Poetry: Revision http://wxpr.org/post/poets-poetry-revision <p><em>April is National Poetry Month.&nbsp; As part of our month-long series Poets on Poetry, Nicolet College Instructor Jeff Eaton reflects on the value of revision</em>.</p><p></p><p>Writing “the best words in their best order,” according to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, defines poetry. Easily said, but not so easily achieved. Invention, the calling up of images, at some point must give over to revision – the “seeing again” that becomes the core work of composing poetry.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Eaton 17044 at http://wxpr.org Poets on Poetry: Revision Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother http://wxpr.org/post/poets-poetry-how-being-poet-prepared-me-be-mother <p></p><p><em>When Emily Bright decided to get her Masters of Fine Arts degree in poetry, she expected that it would prepare her for a career of teaching and writing. What she didn’t expect was that being a poet would teach her how to be a good parent.&nbsp; Today in the first of our series “Poets on Poetry,” Bright tells us the story. &nbsp;</em></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Emily Bright 16596 at http://wxpr.org Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother Nicolet Project to Feature Daily Poems This Month http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-project-feature-daily-poems-month <p>Nicolet College is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poem a day.&nbsp;</p><p>The Poetry Project invites students and community members to submit original poems.&nbsp; They’ll be featured on the <a href="http://nicoletpoetry.blogspot.com/">project’s website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Nicolet instructor and Project Coordinator Ocie Kilgus&nbsp;says the idea came from wanting to build community on campus.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16188 at http://wxpr.org Max Garland and How Poetry Affects Our Lives http://wxpr.org/post/max-garland-and-how-poetry-affects-our-lives <p>Wisconsin’s current poet laureate is Max Garland, former mail carrier and current Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.&nbsp; He joined WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski in our studios.</p><p></p><p>Hear more of our conversation, plus Max Garland reading "The Muffins."</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 5617 at http://wxpr.org Max Garland and How Poetry Affects Our Lives