Long forgotten poem filter: do you know who wrote this poem? [more inside]
KoreanLanguageFilter: Would magnetic poetry work in Korean? I want to make a set as a Valentine's Day gift with Korean and English words. [more inside]
PoetryFilter: I am looking for the poet and title of a poem I read yesterday. [more inside]
Cannot remember who wrote this poem (maybe essay?) or where this line is from. The metaphor is about a hideous child trying to crawl into your lap, you keep pushing it away in dismay, the author points out that this child is your (life? your faults?) and you must accept it, invite it up into your lap, and kiss it. Who wrote this? My Google Fu has failed me.
Can't remember a poem about drowning, and I think it has a mention of a "piston". Can anyone help? [more inside]
Help me appreciate poetry (I suppose specifically blank verse by the examples below of what I've read) by teaching me to understand the merits of the poet's constructions! I enjoy literature because of their content, and not so much the aesthetics or specific construction of sentences, words, meter, rhyme, and so forth. For the most part, this has been fine for me because conventionally at least when one comes across poetry, its not in the manner of an epic tale and so I don't feel like I'm missing out on too much. [more inside]
[Creative Writing Filter] I'm looking for some online resources to help me get back into creative writing after a three year break. [more inside]
In the mechanics of blank verse, why do feminine endings go with eleven-syllable lines? [more inside]
What are some readings/stories/essays/poetry that might ease the shock of returning to "civilization" after 3 months in the wilderness? [more inside]
I would like to read a biography of Emily Dickinson. Do you know of a well written, not too highly academic one? [more inside]
What are the best online communities for poets? This previous thread says that poetryslamming was pretty good, but it looks dead now. Are there any others?
Examples of "funky, soulful" lyrics? [more inside]
How would I listen to Wordsworth's poetry like Wordsworth would have recited it? [more inside]
Specific Thanksgiving poem by a Latino author? I am trying to find a remembered poem for a professor about Thanksgiving that he remembers reading. Poem is in English, by a Latino poet, very funny, and about a young person explaining to his/her parents what Thanksgiving is/means. The prof thinks the poem was by a male author. (minor additional details below the fold) [more inside]
Poetry recommendations for a a forced Thanksgiving dinner reading? [more inside]
Trying to identify a line of poetry - possibly written by an Irishman - that goes something like "a face marked by a lifetime of venal sin". [more inside]
I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
I'd love to find the text of a poem online, but my google-fu fails me [more inside]
Every week during Poetry Workshop, we write criticisms on our classmates' poems. This week, my friend handed me this. How can I retaliate next week? [more inside]
My wife's twenty-something cousin is plagiarizing poems via her Facebook page. We noticed. What next? [more inside]
I need a poem about running/runners. The poem will be read at a banquet for a college's cross country team (coed). It should be short and accessible.
Can anyone recommend books of essays on poetry that aren't poetry-writing manuals? [more inside]
I'm looking for a podcast on poetry (classical, modern, beat, all of it) where poems are read aloud, parsed, and accompanied by loads of biographical info and context, basically a poetry only version of Entitled Opinions. A search on itunes has not lead to much. I'm really not into a podcast that is simply poetry read aloud, i really want the analysis and insight of a host who really knows what they're talking about. THX.
[websitebuildingfilter] can the hive mind help me build my first website? [more inside]
Paradoxical Poems [more inside]
Poetry filter: help me find a poem I read in high school. It was titled "the Octopus" and it was filled with metaphors for sex and sexual organs. [more inside]
I once read a poem in a literature anthology which said that the smell of boiling cabbage in a crowded tenement conveys desperation. My impression is that the poem may have been written 1940-1960 by a well-known American author. Can someone provide a citation for the poem?
In high school (early-mid 90s), a textbook gave little two line ditties for various meters. I remember the one for anapestic tetrameter only:
I would like to be serious, but lo I cannot / Anapestic tetrameter makes the verse trotWhich book was this? (It might have been yellow.) Even better, what are the other poems?
Is there any value in writing out other people's work (by hand) as a method of improving one's own writing? In this case its poetry. [more inside]
Poem Identification: Villanelle with lines from a Supremes song [more inside]
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. Ideas?
What are your favorite passages to read aloud to someone? [more inside]
I'm looking for a collection of modernist poetics by poets -- Pound, Crane, Stevens and such. [more inside]
Khasi poetry? [more inside]
Am I missing why this part of Kipling's 'If' represents an admirable quality? [more inside]
Dimly-remembered-poem-filter. Please hope me. [more inside]
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.
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." thanks.
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]
What's a good poem to send to a friend getting married soon? [more inside]
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]
Which poets/volumes should I read to my newborn? Requirements inside. [more inside]
Help me find this Rilke poem? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
QuotationFilter: "Serious over my cereal, I broke one morning my fast, with something-to-read-searching retina ... " [more inside]
Recommend a good anthology of Alexander Pope's works, or similar poetry? [more inside]
Is the poet Jane Hirshfield married/partnered?
And if you have managed to graduate from college / without ever having written "Man vs. Nature" / in a margin, perhaps now / is the time to take one step forward.
Poetry-filter: Who has written about writing in books? [more inside]