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Poetry for beginners

A word here about liking a poem. This should of course be our primary objective and motive. But to like is a function of the critical intelligence, as this passage by W. H. Auden makes clear: As readers, we remain in … Continue reading

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Is it apt to search for Love without

  Is it apt to search for Love  without When we need to connect with our own   soul For surely we will need to study doubt Before we can become more real,more whole   The   conflict  which  disturbs  is filled with … Continue reading

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Reasons to read poems

http://mamiverse.com/9-reasons-to-read-poems-75546/   “2. Poetry can change how you see the world A great poem, like a great novel or even a great movie, can expose you to parts of the world that you didn’t know existed and that you haven’t … Continue reading

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Criticise with love

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susie-moore/6-reasons-its-good-some-people-dont-like-you_b_8238060.html   There are two types of people we classify as haters. One is a critic who comes from a place of love, another is legitimate hater — one coming from a place of fear or envy. To be criticised … Continue reading

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When poets don’t read poetry

  https://www.writingforward.com/poetry-writing/when-poets-dont-read-poetry Extract: How a Lack of Reading Shows in Your Work There’s no rule that says every person who writes poetry must read poetry. Plenty of poets write for the sole purpose of personal expression. Poetry writing can be … Continue reading

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What does poetry do for us?

The novelist Richard Ford differed from the poets in his take: “The question ‘Why poetry?’ isn’t asking what makes poetry unique among art forms; poetry may indeed share its origins with other forms of privileged utterance. A somewhat more interesting … Continue reading

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