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Langston Hughes was born 02-01-1902 in joplin missouri he published his first poem in 1921 he attended columbia univirsty but left after 1 year to travel

Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928. (Br.) novelist, poet. The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure.

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All the Difference

Robert Frost reads "The Road Not Taken"

" (...) If paper has historically made poetic thought vertical, a wide horizontal web best characterizes the poetics of the screen. (...)" Paper Cuts Is paper’s diminishing relevance changing the way poets write? BY ALI PECHMAN

Tang Yin, Tao Gu Presents a Poem. Tang Yin (唐寅,1470-1523), better known by his courtesy name Tang Bohu (唐伯虎), was a Chinese scholar, painter, calligrapher, and poet of the Ming Dynasty whose life story has become a part of popular lore. Tang Yin is regarded as one of the painting elite - “the Four Masters of Ming” (明四家), which also includes Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, and Qiu Ying (仇英, ca.1495-1552). Tang was also a talented poet and scholar…

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The Favorite Poets of Pop Culture Characters

The Favorite Poets of Pop Culture Characters

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23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013

23 poets, but the comments are filled with tons more interesting ones.

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Kosal Khiev's journey from prison to poetry

Kosal Khiev's journey from prison to poetry by Helier Cheung BBC News Feb 10 2014 photo: Cambodian poet Kosal Khiev

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Geoffrey Hill: 'poetry should be shocking and surprising'

Geoffrey Hill Bio: "The idea that you write to express yourself seems to me revolting. The idea that you write to glorify or to make glorious the art of expressiveness seems to me spot on.”

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Poetry Isn't as Useless as a Lot of Poets Say It Is

Poetry Isn't as Useless as a Lot of Poets Say It Is - Noah Berlatsky - The Atlantic

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What’s Your Poetry Personality? Find Out Which Poetry Movement Matches You!

What’s Your Poetry Personality? Find Out Which Poetry Movement Matches You! - Writer's Relief

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Why Read Poetry?

"Why Read Poetry?" Poet Dan Chelotti answers the age-old student question--poetically, of course. (Use as a writing model?)

Short video (3:20) with accompanying activity! --- In his poem Ode to Bruce Lee, Ed Bok Lee claims that Bruce Lee “devastated his childhood.” What do you think he means by this? Do you empathize with his point of view? Write your own ode to someone from popular culture. Practice reading it out loud and then share it with another person.