Archive | November, 2007

Our Steps amid a Ruined Colonnade: James Matthew Wilson on Contemporary Poetry and the Academy

While arguing amid the colonnades, Tired in the noon-day by the badly taught, Or resting, dubious, in the laurel shades   I have impinged upon a firmer thought.    – Yvor Winters Poet-critics from David Lehman to William Logan have aired their complaints about the dangers literature faces in the contemporary English Department, and they have done […]

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Poetry at the Movies

A Survey of Verse Scribblers on the Silver Screen As Reviewed By: Kathleen Rooney If you hit the trivia section of the Internet Movie Data Base entry for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 high-tech adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story Minority Report, you will learn that the director “hired the top 12 contortionist [sic] from around […]

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CPR Classic Readings: “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W.B. Yeats

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils […]

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