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Mackayla L, Oct. 8, 2013

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Ashwini seth, June 2, 2013

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Cole D-USA, Nov. 10, 2012

Not exactly a poem, but I love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMRrCYPxD0I&feature=player_embedded
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  • Will Crolla Will Crolla May 13, 2013
    This is magnificent. It really gives me chills.

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Jessica Su, Sept. 22, 2012

One of my favorite poems I would like to share :)
performed at a To Write Love on Her Arms event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuydRgVxWg4&list=FLWa3s-dT8Az0w9Knz0f8BnA&index=1&feature=plpp_video
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Mark Collins, March 21, 2012

September 14, 1972 Reading in San Francisco. Splendid!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Flg3SL0GYVU&feature=share
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  • Robin F-Sweden Robin F-Sweden April 23, 2012
    Wonderful! There is something special with Mr. Bukowski!

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Reese Turlington, March 15, 2012

Robert Hass, a great poet, served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Here he reads his poem Time and Materials.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wL-kRhcitFE&feature=related
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  • Mark Collins Mark Collins March 15, 2012
    Genius phrasing and rhythm starting around 1:50. I've never been exposed to Mr. Haas' works. Super stuff!
  • Jill Davies Jill Davies March 15, 2012
    That's Haas’s use of a jump-cut, or collage, to bring together disparate information, imagery and dreamwork, while leaving inexplicit the criteria for inclusion. It’s kind of like Hass builds a playground structure from lots of different sources and allows the listener to decide how to use it. Another way to think about it is that meaning occurs at the interface with each reader, who acts a co-creator along with the poet.

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Sarah Richards, Feb. 4, 2012

James Joyce’s Poems Get a Musical Facelift

In 1907, shortly after publishing a book of love poetry titled Chamber Music, Irish writer James Joyce penned a letter to his brother Stanislaus: “Some of the verses are pretty enough to be put to music. I hope someone will do so, someone that knows old English music such as I like.” A century later, a group of independent electronic, folk and rock musicians have done just that.

All 36 verses from Joyce’s book of poetry have been put to music by artists such as Peter Buck from R.E.M. and Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth. Click the following link to listen to some of Joyce’s stanzas put to music:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91757715

You can hear the full story from NPR below…

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91757715
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Mark Collins, Jan. 23, 2012

The poet Emily Dickinson suffered from severe anxiety. In her series of poems, “Part 1, Life, XCVIII,” she writes: “While I was fearing it came, But came with less of the fear, Because that fearing it so long, Had almost made it dear.”

The lyrics from her poem are used as the basis for a rock song about anxiety. It’s called “Fearing,” by the band, The Amygdaloids

http://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AMI3hbgRj6o
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Reese Turlington, Jan. 11, 2012

Pablo Neruda is one of my preferred poets. No poet has more passionately and thoroughly spoken for his people than Neruda. “Canto General,” his 15-part book comprising over 200 poems tracing the history of Latin America practically unified a country.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9wDOioi5Jt8&feature=related
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Christie James, Dec. 22, 2011

Deborah Ager, born in 1971, co-founded the poetry magazine known as 32 Poems in 2003. Her manuscript, Midnight Voices, was published by Cherry Grove Collections. She’s one of my preferred young American poets.

Summer Nights, by Deborah Ager

Lamoni, Iowa

The factory siren tells workers time to go home
tells them the evening has begun.
When living with the tall man

whom I didn’t love, I would wander
the streets, dreaming of Italy.
Trekking the handful of avenues

with him, he would say look there
between pink cobblestones,
there’s manure like mortar.

The sweet smell of it Wednesday nights,
the night before auction,
when the misery of cows greets me

heading home through town.
Lake quiets, tired of my lies.
When will I tell truths again?

The siren. My love is home.
Nights, we stay in and X the days.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50834982@N00/6553520095/in/photostream
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