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Poem Share and Other Good Finds Sunday/Monday

The poem I’ve selected for this week is Francisco X. Alarcón’s “To Those Who Have Lost Everything” and I’m pairing it with the article below. “Artists React to Mexico’s Drug War With Music and Poetry” by Betty Arcos in NPR. Growing up and now again living in a border city, I feel the issues discussed … Continue reading

Jack Myers / poetry / The Portable Poetry Workshop Project / writing

The Portable Poetry Workshop: Connecting Content – Syntactical Transitions

In this section, Jack Myers presents the poet as architect and illustrates the various methods one can employ in making connections and “building” a poem. There is hypotaxis, in which “the ordering of content proceeds through conventional forms of logic and the conventions of syntax, grammar, and language as a medium, and there is parataxis (or … Continue reading