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May Poetry Roundup (and Giveaway!): Poems That Turn Up the Heat

2 Comments As temperatures climb toward the 90s here in Chapel Hill, I can’t help but turn to poems of desire. I’ve listed ten of my favorite passionate poems below. For a chance to win a copy…

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National Poetry Month: The Letting Go

2 Comments 2 Comments What can I say about Emily Dickinson besides that she was a genius, a one-of-a-kind, inimitable talent, and that alongside Walt Whitman she is considered to be one of the two parents of American poetry?…

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National Poetry Month: “The Old High Way of Love”

3 Comments 3 Comments In honor of National Poetry Month, every Wednesday in April I’m sharing one of my favorite poems for you to read and share with a friend, a lover, or even a foe (I promise they…

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National Poetry Month: What’s Freedom For? To Know Eternity

No Comments No Comments April is National Poetry Month, the only time of year that most Americans take note of the fact that poetry is still being read and written by sentimental, idealistic people like yours truly. And to…

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What Rhymes With Wednesday?

1 Comment 1 Comment For this, the final Wednesday of National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to go with one of my favorite poems from a contemporary poet. Billy Collins is clever and relevant and perfect to read aloud–partly because…

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