Category Archive: Articles of poetry

This section is ongoing coverage of the study and practice of poetry.

Nov 09

Poetry: A Student’s Perspective

Written by Bryan Hall. I heard the statistic during my junior year: to earn a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University, the average student will write approximately 1,700 pages cumulatively over the course of their college education.  This number includes all the undergraduate classes required for credit, meaning every paper in every class …

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Sep 03

Why I Pray

by Rosemarie Dombrowski Ph.D. I like to consider myself a poet, but I’m painfully aware that I’m not a Poet.  Instead, I recognize that my primary vocation is conduit, a vessel through which the genius of the past is transmitted.  I consider this role an honor, a gift, something I approach with the utmost conviction.  …

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Aug 03

Poetry is dead (or is it)?

Submitted by Rosemarie Dombrowski, Ph.D. The Battle between Image and Word: Why Poetry Died and How we Might Resuscitate it (one reader at a time) Poetry is dead.  Poetry is elitist.  Poetry is inaccessible, difficult, born out of sadness. Despite what the mainstream continues to claim, so many ordinary things – things we accept and …

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Jul 03

Pupils and Publications

Submitted by Rosemarie Dombrowski, Ph.D A few weeks ago, it landed in my lap.  I was surprised by its benign appearance, the three staples that bind it together despite its thickness.  The cover, which is merely an 8.5 x 11 sheet of standard copy paper, displays the title in 48 point font.  Its contents are …

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Apr 01

Ethnography of a college classroom

by Rosemarie Dombrowski, Ph.D eth·nog·ra·phy (n.) The branch of anthropology that deals with the scientific description of specific human cultures. A genre of writing that uses “Fieldwork” to provide a descriptive study of human societies. A detailed description of the culture of a particular society, based on fieldwork by ethnographers or anthropologists, using the method …

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Mar 01

Teaching and preaching poetry

Submitted by Rosemarie Dombrowski, Ph.D The Neo-Romantic poets of the 1970s were viewed as idealists, perhaps even political extremists by some of their contemporary counterparts.  Unlike the popular, confessional poetry of the late 50s and early 60s, groundbreaking in its sensationalized depictions of psychological anguish and social fatigue, creative genius and mental disintegration, the poetry …

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