Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Poems for the Newcomer

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s prompt is “Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101).” Well, I’m not interested in YA,Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Poems for the Newcomer”

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Why People Hate Poetry

In an interview with CUNY TV, Irish poet Paul Muldoon advanced his theory for why so many people, particularly students, struggle to understand and enjoy poetry. According to Muldoon, it has to do with the way that poetry is taught in schools: in high school, he says, students are given the impression that they willContinue reading “Why People Hate Poetry”

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Poem of the Week: “The Destruction of Sennacherib”

Since you all seem to like poetry so much (and I’m warming up to it too), I’ve decided to start a new weekly series on BGA. Every week, I’m going to post a poem that I find interesting, inspiring, beautiful, or in some cases, funny. This meme was originally created by Elizabeth Rose, the authorContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Destruction of Sennacherib””

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