Poets on Poetry

Poets on Poetry
4:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

A Rose for Shakespeare

The "Chandos" portrait is believed to depict William Shakespeare.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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. 

Minocqua poet Andree Graveley 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.

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Lessons for Life and Writing
4:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Poets on Poetry: Revision

Credit Jeff Eaton

April is National Poetry Month.  As part of our month-long series Poets on Poetry, Nicolet College Instructor Jeff Eaton reflects on the value of revision.

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.

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Poets on Poetry
4:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

My Year in Haiku: Learning to Write Poetry Again

Haiku are known for evoking images and a sense of season.
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Rhinelander poet Brent Goodman once vowed he’d never write a haiku.  So why has he been writing nothing but haiku for the past 10 months?  As part this month’s Poets on Poetry series, Goodman tells how it all began with a course by Haiku Master Lee Gurga.

It’s April again, which for me means participating in a daily challenge called “NaPoWriMo,” or National Poetry Writing Month. It’s an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the entire month of April.

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Arts & Life
4:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother

Emily Bright's daughter Abigail Krusack, age 2.
Credit Emily Bright

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.  Today in the first of our series “Poets on Poetry,” Bright tells us the story.  

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