Maria Rovito Opinion Editor Writing has always been sort of a catharsis for me. When I construct poems, short stories, essays, and any other method of creative expression, I can release my thoughts and emotions into an artistic form. For Continue reading
Not all poetry leaves a fuzzy feeling in the reader. Some poems are initially enjoyable, but leave a strange feeling afterward; like delicious Mexican food gives eaters indigestion.
Beth Ann Fennelly’s newest collection of poems, “Unmentionables,” is a lot like Mexican food. It is bold, sexy, spicy, and at many times creepy and gross, leaving a strange feeling in the stomach. Instead of turning the reader off completely, this mix of characteristics makes her poems all the more interesting and enjoyable to read. Continue reading
Dr. Thomas Fink, a creative poet and performer from the City University of New York, LaGuardia held a poetry reading March 31. Dr. Fink recited several of his latest verse and abstract poetry in four different modes: Long and short poetry, a poetic/dramatic play, and series poetry. Dr. Fink’s works of poetry include “Clarity and Other Poems,” “No Appointment Necessary,” “After Taxes,” “Gossip: A Book of Poems,” and “Surprise Visit.” Continue reading
Poetry can be deeply personal and revealing about the inner struggles of the poet.
“Bird Eating Bird,” a debut collection of poems by Kristin Naca does just that. A Filipina-American poet, she was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Northern Virginia. She earned her B.A at the University of Washington, her M.A. in English Linguistics at the University of Cincinnati, an MFA at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. She speaks both Spanish and English, which is reflected in her bilingual poetry. Continue reading
Happiness I pray God gives you Love I hope it finds you Memories You must cherish Hope and faith Never let them perish Forever will you be in my heart In the scenes of my life you will always play Continue reading
Fast beats the heart within my breast Fluttering, ever fluttering Can you feel the drummer? Never does he rest Dreaming of you The butterflies overwhelm Drummer ever drumming. Fluttering ensues My love for you is deeper than one can delve Continue reading
Charles Simic is a powerhouse poet. Not only is he the fifteenth poet laureate of the United States, but Simic has also won the Pulitzer Prize and the Wallace Stevens Award for poetry. Continue reading