Wednesday, September 2, 2015

<b>Plato</b>

Plato

July 15, 2015

Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Today, Sir Henry is remembered as one of the nineteenth century's most important legal historians: his conception of contractual association as the distinguishing mark of Modernity remains an instructive lens through which to reflect on who we are and where we come from. But, at least in his undergraduate days at Pembroke College, Cambridge, he also proved himself to be both a poet and a Platonist of sorts; and one result was this tribute to the Master, which he submitted in 1843 in an (alas, unsuccessful) bid for the Chancellor's English Medal.
<b>Calamity Again</b>

Calamity Again

June 7, 2015

Taras Shevchenko
The Ukrainians' ongoing struggle to save their troubled, post-Soviet civil society and to defend their sovereign land against Russian aggression has deep roots: although possessed of a national identity for centuries, they have enjoyed only few and fleeting periods of independence. In this brief but poignant poem, one of their greatest bards gives voice to his grief at yet another outbreak of violence in his beloved homeland.
Whisper

Whisper

January 26, 2010

Jeffrey Bilbro
A parody of Allen Ginsberg's Howl. In "Whisper" Mr. Bilbro breaks down some of the feelings of and about Generation ME. A thought-provoking piece that should be required reading in all freshman English classes.
Slamming My Next Poem Home

Slamming My Next Poem Home

December 1, 2009

Milton W. Mannix

 

Yes, it's another poem about poems, but this one is not like the others. Milton Mannix uses all the poet's tools to drive each line home.
River of Life

River of Life

October 29, 2009

Pearl Mary Wilshaw Threads of being waver in the breeze, Cells weave energy into a murmuring stream...
A Mass Killing for Love

A Mass Killing for Love

October 29, 2009

Josh Smith Maybe I’m being melodramatic, but I really would kill for you...
Series On An Unnamed Protagonist

Series On An Unnamed Protagonist

October 29, 2009

Daniel Klotz You belch up the acid taste of the toaster oven pizza...
Comfort

Comfort

October 29, 2009

Valerie Hall
I keep in the stead of your eyes and hand’s intensity A meager consolation: that in living I am speaking...
Notches

Notches

October 29, 2009

Ryan McNally There are empty ways to count success. My parents sexed so I could be...
Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

October 29, 2009

Adrienne Su They’re sure of it: by hugging the ground they will avert the day it swallows them.

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