I'm a middle school teacher working with kids who struggle academically and emotionally, and I'm gonna make them memorize a poem over the course of 6 months.
What are some ass-kicking choices? "Jabberwocky" excites me, but I could use more.
posted by dzaz
on Sep 3, 2010 -
I'm looking for a collection of modernist poetics by poets -- Pound, Crane, Stevens and such. [more inside]
posted by creasy boy
on Aug 2, 2010 -
Am I missing why this part of Kipling's 'If' represents an admirable quality? [more inside]
posted by muteh
on Jul 16, 2010 -
Does anyone remember a particular poem that art critic Harold Rosenberg wrote? It began something like "The best something-or-other" and had a line about some feeling - surprise, perhaps - as light filled a room. Sorry for the immense vagueness. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl
on Jul 7, 2010 -
does anyone remember - in german - the rest of a short poem by ernst wichert that begins "wir wissen wann kommt der taifun..."?
as i recall, it was about how one can tell a storm is coming because their neighbors, even before the storm comes, are losing their heads, and the expression, "losing their heads" means the same in german as "losing their roofs."
posted by holdenjordahl
on Jun 16, 2010 -
Seeking poem by Dorothy Parker. I've looked for decades and figure I am probably paraphrasing it, Google has failed me. details to follow [more inside]
posted by misspat
on Jun 9, 2010 -
Looking for a poem about winter that I believe was Theodore Roethke but was in the New Yorker within the last ten years. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry
on Jun 8, 2010 -
Is there anywhere online where I can commission a poem? I’d like to set a price, pick a topic, pick a format, and get a poem in return. Sort of a work-for-hire thing where I own the product. (If I ever did anything with it, I’d always give full credit to the author, but having to deal with royalties sort of defeats the point of commissioning the work.)
I know there are places to do this with code (rentacoder) or products (ponoko) or even design and music (crowdspring and musikpitch*), but is there anything analogous for writers? [more inside]
posted by ericc
on Apr 28, 2010 -
Looking for a poem about Life in the form of a product review. More details that I remember about the poem below the fold. [more inside]
posted by eleanna
on Apr 26, 2010 -
Where can I purchase Carlos Drummond de Andrade's poetry in Portuguese and English? Portuguese version is for a friend; English version is for me. [more inside]
posted by esprit de l'escalier
on Apr 26, 2010 -
QuotationFilter: "Serious over my cereal, I broke one morning my fast, with something-to-read-searching retina ... " [more inside]
posted by paduasoy
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Poetry filter: I am looking for a relatively short (no longer than 10-12 lines) poem or excerpt of a poem (or especially lyrical piece of prose) that conveys the message: "When we are far apart, or fighting, or things are bad, remember that I love you/that we make each other happy." This is for a relationship that is serious but not committed, so please nothing that includes talk of being together forever or being the only one for someone.
posted by shaun uh
on Apr 12, 2010 -
What are some recommendations for poetry appropriate for a 3rd grade reading level? This can be either works by a single poet or anthologies. [more inside]
posted by rollbiz
on Apr 7, 2010 -
I want to create a wiki for writing poetry but I don't have extra money to spend. What free wiki-hosting site will best serve my needs? More about what I need below the cut. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Mar 8, 2010 -
Help me find a non-cheesy short poem/quote/verse to put inside a Mother's Day card. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on Feb 24, 2010 -
It takes a certain mood to get into rallies of joy and nature and deep emotions; when one feels alienated, out-of-touch from everything the poets love, what then to read? [more inside]
posted by mbrock
on Feb 19, 2010 -
asking-for-a-friend-filter: i need help coming up with a cute, safe-for-work poem, verse or rhyming couplet that can hang on the wall in the bathroom. [more inside]
posted by janepanic
on Feb 13, 2010 -
Is there a website that offers a simple and free way to upload or even just paste basic text files (poetry), keep them organized and private, but allows me to give certain users access to it with a user name and password? [more inside]
posted by Lizsterr
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Celebrating a golden wedding anniversary next month - photobook in production - your favourite quotations, poetry and passages (in English, Welsh and French) please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 3, 2010 -
What happened to the wondering minstrels poetry database and how can I find a replacement? [more inside]
posted by winna
on Jan 1, 2010 -
I want to inscribe a book of poetry with a short poem, one about new beginnings, new friendship, possibly new love - something romantic is fine, but I'd prefer something not overly sentimental.
posted by archofatlas
on Dec 24, 2009 -
Please recommend some witty poetry and/or prose in the same vein as Dorothy Parker and Wendy Cope!
posted by whats-in-a-name
on Dec 20, 2009 -
Please share your favorite poems/quotations about man's love for dog(s).
posted by corn_bread
on Dec 19, 2009 -
Looking to self-publish a small poetry chapbook. Anybody got recommendations for online sites that will do this for me? I am looking to have hard copies I can sell at readings, rather than have people order from the Web.
posted by Astro Zombie
on Dec 17, 2009 -