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March 1 in history

752 BC Romulus, first king of Rome celebrated the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses.

86 BC  Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, entered Athens, removing the tyrant… 893 more words


Inheritance: The Tradition of Using Forms in Poetry

I have been studying poetry intensely for the past four years of my life. I can say, with finality, I will be studying, celebrating it, and writing it until I die. 583 more words

WORDS WEDNESDAY: Robert Lowell Edition

by Robert Lowell

It was a Maine lobster town—
each morning boatloads of hands
pushed off for granite
quarries on the islands,

and left dozens of bleak… 384 more words

Words Wednesday

poets on stage

The correspondence of poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell is storied and collected. Over the course of 30 years, as they lived separate lives, Bishop and Lowell exchanged hundreds of letters that trace their personal and poetic achievements and struggles as well as the long-unfolding importance of their friendship. 99 more words


7 Institutionalised Male Writers

3 weeks ago I dedicated a blog post to the subject of female writers who spent time in mental institutions. Today it is the men’s turn. 547 more words


Other things being equal

Other things being equal,
it’s better to get your emotions out in a “Macbeth”
than in a confession.
—Robert Lowell


Original Poem - To Dad

“I don’t think I could write a poem,”
That’s what my father told me
after putting the laundry in the dryer
as I poured over Brian Turner’s… 194 more words