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“Star Dust” – Poetry Review # 3

Star Dust by Frank Bidart, published in 2005, was a finalist for the National Book Award. This book is split into two sections of poetry. The first, entitled Music Like Dirt, contains fourteen poems. The second untitled section contains nine poems. It’s easy to pick out the main theme of his poetry: to make something […]

“Pomes All Sizes” – Review # 2

Not only is Jack Kerouac’s book of poems, Pomes All Sizes, a collection of poems ranging from three lines to 200 hundred lines, his poems also vary in their style, subjects and intended audience. His poems are about his travels to Mexico, Tangier, Berkeley and the Bowerey. They range from silly and bizarre to serious, […]

John 14:27 REVISED

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; / my peace I give you. / I do not give to you / as the world gives. / Do not let your hearts be troubled / and do not be afraid. It’s not the fear of death / haunting my dreams, / creating nightmares. / (At least […]

Poetry Review – E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, and playwright. Not well liked at the start of his poetic career in 1920, he fought against criticism and rejection before being recognized and praised by the post World War II poetic generation. His personal style and ability to play with form wasn’t understood by readers […]