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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing poets write,” Robert Frost is said to have said. I’m sorry I asked. If we struggle with poetry, th...

Unnoticed

Unnoticed

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry

Editor's Note: The writer would like to clarify that the contents of this article were originally written several years ago for poetic purposes only. The following poem does not necessarily represent the thoughts, emotions or actions of the writer. A flower in the snow, a flaw in the system. S...

Music Defined

Music Defined

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

Sounds cascade my mind; Through my ears they reach, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. Comfort in them I find, The noise never bleak, Sounds cascade my mind. Skillfully written notes in line, Illiterate I am to read, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. With words that are behind, Feelings ful...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

“I never got poetry,” someone says to me again. And I sigh. Because I never got it either—at least, not until I learned to stop worrying about “getting it.” In fact, “get”—with its connotation of acquisition and possession—is the wrong word for what we do with poetry. It suggests ...

Meadow

Meadow

By Angel Gulyas, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

I close my eyes and breathe deeply. The lavender, the grass, the lilies, everything. The wind blows gently across it making it dance, Rippling the tall grass as it goes and blowing my hair along with it. It is peaceful here. My meadow. Quiet. Magical. As if a unicorn were to step out from betwee...

Carnival of Rust

Carnival of Rust

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

When does it stop His never-ending ride Pulling ahead Yet never making a stride He cannot please When does it cease Stuck in a never-ending loop loop loop Below him the lights twinkle and dance in rhyme without a second glance This Carnival of Rust Back through the dust to the ground floo...

Spotlight of the Full Moon

Spotlight of the Full Moon

By Jordan Wood, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

There’s supposed to be a full moon tonight, they said. There’s supposed to be blood in the moon they said. There’s blood inside me but that doesn’t make me a marvel to look at either. Well which is it I ask to myself as I go out. As I stand there barefoot on the mushy ear...

Do You Want One?

Do You Want One?

By Will Carney, Guest Poet

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

I know it is coming. All the signs are there, all the warning bells and flashing claxons: “WARNING! WARNING! PREPARE FOR IMPACT!” I feel my gut clench and my palms start to sweat, and I wipe them preemptively on my jeans, hoping no one will notice the awkward movement. I’m no stranger to this chain...

The Blacker The Berry

The Blacker The Berry

By Bethany Boyer, Guest Poet

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Too white for the blacks, too black for the whites. A constant feeling of you having to choose. Stop denouncing my identity and roots. Though I may have lighter skin, I am no less black within....

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

This is a love story. This is the story that led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry, and what I think you can find there, too. No story ever gets love—or life—quite right. We become who and what we become through the uncanny confluence of opportunity and habit, tactic and ac...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 1

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 1

By Dave Lucas, Syndicated Poet Laureate

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

“I, too, dislike it.” -Marianne Moore, “Poetry” But you don’t hate it. At least that’s what I hope you’ll discover as you read this column. I don’t want to convince you that you should love poetry. I want to convince you that you already do. If you know by heart the lyrics to your favo...