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Celebrating Poetry | Carl Sandburg

Theme in Yellow
by Carl Sandburg, American writer, editor, and poet (1878 – 1967)

I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields… 53 more words

Poetry

WALLACE STEVENS - A SELF IN THE ROCK

Poet Alan Price explores the genius of Wallace Stevens, ahead of our event on 17th November…

Wallace Stevens is often regarded as notoriously ‘difficult’.Yet Stevens’ ‘difficulties’ are all part of the challenge and appeal of this great poet. 752 more words

Poetry

Celebrating Poetry | Edna St. Vincent Millay

Wraith
by Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet and playwright (1892-1950)

“Thin Rain, whom are you haunting,
That you haunt my door?”
—Surely it is not I she’s wanting; 147 more words

Poetry

Celebrating Poetry | Madison Julius Cawein

Will-O’-The-Wisp
by Madison Julius Cawein, American poet (1865 – 1914)

I.

There in the calamus he stands
With frog-webbed feet and bat-winged hands;
His glow-worm garb glints goblin-wise; 163 more words

Poetry

"To Speak of Woe That is in Marriage" 1959 Robert Lowell

“Oh the monotonous meanness of his lust”

“Each night now I tie/ ten dollars and his car key to my thigh…./ Gored by his climacteric of his want./ he stalls above me like an elephant”

Confessional

"Pacific Laments" 1946 Charles Olson

“Sleep, boy, sleep/ in older aims than hers,/ rocked by and older father;/ toss no more,/ love;/ sleep.”

“deep there on ocean’s floor/ turn/ as water stir/ turn, bone of man” 27 more words

Modern

"The Thing was Moving" Charles Olson

“I am, holding/ all I shall be, hungry/ that it should never end, that my throat/ which has no longer Thymus and all that went with it/ might speak forever the glory of/ what it is to live, so bashful as man is/ bare” 13 more words

Modern