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Michael Simms: Writing Prompt #1 | The Quotidian Poem

This post marks the beginning of a new irregular feature in Vox Populi. I hope readers of Vox Populi, many of whom are writers, will find the prompt helpful in stimulating their creativity.

November 14, 2020 · 25 Comments

Kristofer Collins: This Vicious Year

The common belief is the universe
is cold and empty and this speck of dust
is the only game in town. And what have we done
with this mathematically improbable honor?

October 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adrian Blevins: In Praise of the Sentence

What do cocktail party talk and poetry have in common? Like Barbara Hamby at the end of her gorgeous “Millennium Rave,” I come to praise the sentence in poetry “in … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ed Ochester: Poetry

I too dislike it the mystified truisms the dusty puzzle-prunes the theatrical exaggerations: “the brutal crescendo of woodworms”— yet I think of O’Hara’s delight in the endless pleasures of quotidian … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Frank O’Hara reading “Having a Coke with You”

Frank O´Hara reading his poem “Having a Coke with You” in his flat in New York in 1966, shortly before his accidental death. Taken from – “USA: Poetry: Frank O’Hara” … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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