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#1 techne

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:13 AM

in both the united states and canada, april has been designated "national poetry month".

i'll be posting a poem a day at my blog (contemporary canadian, natch) -- how will you be celebrating it?

#2 Ryan H.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:26 AM

I've been reading the poetry of Borges, which is new to me.

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#3 BethR

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:36 AM

As part of National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets sponsors Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 14.
Probably suitable for Canadians, too ;)

#4 Tyler

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

I've been reading the poetry of Borges, which is new to me.


Is that Jose Luis Borges? I didn't know he wrote poetry.

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#5 old wave

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 02:33 PM


I've been reading the poetry of Borges, which is new to me.


Is that Jose Luis Borges? I didn't know he wrote poetry.



Go and read, posthaste! "Selected Poems" is a good English language collection.

Last year, I attempted to participate in NaPoWriMo, in which one writes a poem a day for the month of April, but that was a bit too strenuous a pace for me. I think I was only able to keep that up for about a week. This year, I'm just going to try to write as much poetry as possible.



#6 Ryan H.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:09 PM


I've been reading the poetry of Borges, which is new to me.

Is that Jose Luis Borges? I didn't know he wrote poetry.

Yes. I've been reading this volume. Very worthwhile.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:31 PM

Today I stopped by a Borders that's slated to close. I've been by a couple of times before, but now the discounts are serious. The book I had hoped to find wasn't there, but looking at the Poetry section, I saw an Ethan Coen collection I'd never heard of. Second printing on the title. I think it was 60% off. I thought I might get it, but decided not to. Couldn't think of a reason to justify it. If only I'd remembered that it's National Poetry Month!