poetry

Post image for Thoughts on ‘Beautiful & Pointless’ by David Orr

While I suspect there is at least one more group — people who actually have no interest in poetry — I consider myself to be a person in Orr’s second category. I’ve read poetry, and I have some poems that I enjoy, but I don’t feel like a poetry conversationalist nor someone who could intelligently recommend poetry to another reader. In that sense, I think I was an ideal read for Beautiful & Pointless, which I nerdily read in one sitting on a Friday night (I know, I lead an exciting life).

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And Then I Finished The Odyssey

by Kim on December 10, 2010 · 19 comments

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while ago I started reading The Odyssey as part of a read-a-long hosted by Trish at Love, Laughter, and Insanity. I did finish the book right on schedule, reading the last page on Thanksgiving during a post-turkey coma, but then never got around to writing up my thoughts (for the end, or for the second check in… a good participant, I am not).

But The Odyssey was awesome, and I am really glad I read it. I have to admit, that’s not what I expected would happen — something about The Odyssey being an epic, ancient, and a poem intimidated me into thinking I’d hate it, which was not the case at all.

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Chicago Songs, Poems, and Visits

by Kim on April 5, 2010 · 12 comments

Last week was my Spring Break, but I didn’t really get much reading done because I was distracted and my brain was basically shut off. On Thursday Boyfriend and I took a mini-vacation to Chicago because, despite living in the Midwest, I’d never actually been to Chicago before (except for O’Hare Airport).

Billy Collins: "Bar Time"

by Kim on April 15, 2009 · 15 comments

Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has declared that April is National Poetry Month. In honor of that, I’ll be celebrating poetry every Wednesday in April with a poem by my favorite poet, Billy Collins. So far, I’ve posted “Marginalia” and “On Turning Ten.” Read on for this week’s poem! As part of the […]

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Billy Collins: "On Turning Ten"

by Kim on April 8, 2009 · 16 comments

Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has declared that April is National Poetry Month. In honor of that, I’ll be celebrating poetry every Wednesday in April with a poem by my favorite poet, Billy Collins. Last week I wrote about “Marginalia.” Read on for this week’s poem and links to other bloggers celebrating poetry! […]

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

by Kim on April 1, 2009 · 20 comments

Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has declared that April is National Poetry Month.  In honor of that, I’ll be celebrating poetry every Wednesday in April with a poem by my favorite poet, Billy Collins. Read on to learn why I love him so much and read today’s poem, “Marginalia.” I haven’t always been […]

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Happy Birthday, E.E. Cummings!

by Kim on October 14, 2008 · 3 comments

Today marks two important days — E.E. Cummings’ birthday, and the start of what I hope is going to be a regular feature on my blog — Birthdays!  I went through a list of my favorite authors to find their birthday, and now I hope I can add a little post about them on their […]

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