The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

Jennifer Chang interviews Natasha Trethewey – The Poet Laureate

The Public Life of Poetry: An Interview with Natasha Trethewey From the Los Angeles Review of Books June 11th, 2013 1. THE STORY OF NATASHA TRETHEWEY’s life as a poet … Continue reading

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Tonight, We Raise a Tall Glass, Tell Tall Tales, and Talk of Dirty, Dirty Things, in Honor of a Great Man

  When we look back upon our schooling, we don’t often remember specific lessons, or assignments, or even papers we wrote. We might be able to recall a few novels, … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 36 Comments

I Am Not Against You

Mr. Hanks, Mr. Lane, Mr. Pierce, Mr. Sturridge, you are not my competition, you are my peers and I am proud to be in your company. -Tracy Letts, upon accepting … Continue reading

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That’s It For Me, Ladies and Gentlemen! Good Night!

Today, at work, I said something hilarious.  I can’t remember what it was, but it killed. Everyone laughed. And then I did something I’ve found myself doing more and more … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

INTERVIEW: Ab-Soul on Malcolm X, Jay-Z, Confucius, Chemical Bonds, and Key-Stylin.

Herbert Anthony Stevens IV (born February 23, 1987), better known by his stage name Ab-Soul, is an American hip hop recording artist from Carson, California, signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 8 Comments

QOTD: What Lies Ahead? or, Is Computer Literacy the New Literacy?

In the 1500’s, the European world was in crisis. A technological innovation had changed the world right under the noses of those people who held power. A printing press, a … Continue reading

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The Daily Prompt – June 11 – Belly Up To The Bar

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

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