Studying poetry in school made me feel dumb, as if the poet was specifically trying to hide the real meaning of whatever it is he or she wanted to communicate in a bunch of undecipherable formats and words. 483 more words
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I really don’t know how I lived back in those days on the little money I had to spend. Not ever being someone with lots of disposable cash during the years I was learning to write poems, I tended to drink a lot of pitcher beer at pubs that were just basically fenced in car lots (Texas) and later, at the dreaded West End Bar on Broadway at 113th Street (New York). 1,890 more words
Blaustein, Noah, ed. Motion: American Sports Poems. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2001.
One of my colleagues is teaching a course on sports and literature this semester, and was telling me about this anthology, which is one of the course texts. 53 more words