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Graffiti and Grammar

Graffiti and Grammar

Dear Diary: While wait­ing for the next shut­tle from Times Square to Grand Cen­tral, I notice an ad for an inter­na­tion­al bank. The bill­board shows a Joe Six-Pack type on his reclin­er in front of the tele­vi­sion, can of beer in hand, but...

Prepping This Semester’s Poetry Workshop — 1

Prepping This Semester’s Poetry Workshop — 1

So I’m read­ing The Pen­guin Anthol­o­gy of Twen­ti­eth Cen­tu­ry Poet­ry, edit­ed by Rita Dove, in prepa­ra­tion for the poet­ry work­shop I’ll be teach­ing this semes­ter, and four very dif­fer­ent poems, almost all in a row, by four very dif­fer­ent poets, took my breath away: “Pow­er,” by Audre Lorde, “The Pre­dic­tion,” by Mark Strand, “A Stone […]