Posts tagged ‘poetry’

May 15 2017
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This is your brain on poetry

This is your brain on poetry

New York Magazine published an article on May 11 titled, “This is what happens to your brain when you read poetry,” and it’s fascinating. Writer Cody Delistraty breaks down the findings of a recent study at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics which concludes that people probably experience poetry in a different way than they do other art. Researchers were looking for evidence that participants felt a “chill” while listening to poetry read out loud to them….

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Nov 23 2015
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Trying new things to make poetry accessible, poets famous

Trying new things to make poetry accessible, poets famous

I’ve been blogging seriously for at least six or seven years now, though not always on the same platform. This past spring, for the first time ever, I shared two pieces of creative writing on my personal blog. What took me so long? I’m “old school” in the sense that I considered blogging separate from my attempts to craft experience and emotion in verse. One was informal; the other was formal. Somewhere along the way,…

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Jul 10 2015
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New poems by Elizabeth Ayres at Burlesque Press

New poems by Elizabeth Ayres at Burlesque Press

Center founder Elizabeth Ayres is writing a new book of poetry called Azimuth of God: Poems of absence and presence.  Five poems from this manuscript-in-progress are currently featured on Burlesque Press: “Not By Bread Alone,” “Syzygy,” “The Heronry,” “The Reef,” and “Doula.” Here is an excerpt from “Not By Bread Alone”: The old oak wakes in the night      to a whispering wind. “There is something,” the murmuration begins, “something in us that lives,” the susurration…

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Apr 01 2015
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April is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!

April Fool’s? Nope. Happy NaPoMo, everyone! Did you know that National Poetry Month, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and held each April, is the largest literary celebration in the world? Here are some ways you can celebrate courtesy of the AAP:

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Mar 26 2015
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Abriana Jetté, The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing teacher, on the rhythms of teaching vs. writing

Abriana Jetté, The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing teacher, on the rhythms of teaching vs. writing

Part of teaching online writing courses through the Center is a focus on community-building. In response to a question Elizabeth Ayres posed to all Center teachers, Abriana Jetté (The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing) shared with her colleagues some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.

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