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Poet laureate: ‘The pen … an instrument of discovery’

November 26, 2013


Filed under Poetry

By Connie Ogle The Miami Herald (MCT) You may think writing poetry is all about gazing at the stars in the sky and the bluebells in the fields, then being struck by divine inspiration. But if you ask Billy Collins, he’ll tell you the process is more like a Wallace and Gromit cartoon. “The...

Skin

October 25, 2013


Filed under Poetry

by: Daniel McGinley this is all i can see, the start of something new. I'm forgetting me, and forgiving you. no more black and white, life's not so plain. there's finally color, there's finally change.   i defined myself, every line so bold. now here i sit, doubting...

Make Star Love, Not Star Wars – Video

October 24, 2013


Filed under Campus, Poetry

Poet Matt Mason reads one of his most popular poems to the Hawks Landing audience, Make Star Love, Not Star Wars. 

All it takes is one

Whitney Tyrrell

September 23, 2013


Filed under Poetry

All it takes is one. One person to say that who you are is wrong. That you’re weird and fat and ugly. That one person gets into your life, not by choice but by force. The words they say affect every little thing you do and say. Slowly the beautiful flower you once were is gone. You’re...

This Is Not a Love Poem

This Is Not a Love Poem

Angela Richart

September 19, 2013


Filed under Fiction, Poetry

Thrown toothpicks and plastic cups "You're so stupid''s and "Shut the hell up's" You're never sweet, but always cruel Worse than raw meat, and dogs that drool With eyes blacker than the blackest ink Bathed in a cloud of cologne stink You never smile, but always smirk Never been nothing...

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