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Five Poems by Lauren Moseley

November 17, 2013 • No Comments

Narrative Magazine tabbed our wonderful Lauren Moseley, Algonquin’s Assistant Marketing Manager and poet-in-residence, in its Fifth Annual Poetry Contest. Lauren placed third, and Narrative has published all five of the poems she entered. The poems…

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March Poetry Roundup

No Comments March 29, 2012 • No Comments

Lauren and Megan are back with more poetry recommendations, this time highlighting books with a connection to the Midwest. We’ve had this region on our minds for some reason. Enjoy!
Natural Selections
Joseph Campana
(recommended…

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February Poetry Roundup

2 Comments February 29, 2012 • 2 Comments

Our second post in our monthly series of poetry recommendations features Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye and Lily Ladewig’s The Silhouettes.
 
Animal Eye
Paisley Rekdal
(recommended by Lauren Moseley)
 
            . . . more light,…

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National Poetry Month: The Letting Go

1 Comment April 22, 2011 • 1 Comment

What can I say about Emily Dickinson besides that she was a genius, a one-of-a-kind, inimitable talent, and that alongside Walt Whitman she is considered to be one of the two parents of American poetry?…

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National Poetry Month: “The Old High Way of Love”

3 Comments April 13, 2011 • 3 Comments

In honor of National Poetry Month, every Wednesday in April I’m sharing one of my favorite poems for you to read and share with a friend, a lover, or even a foe (I promise they…

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National Poetry Month: What’s Freedom For? To Know Eternity

No Comments April 6, 2011 • No Comments

April is National Poetry Month, the only time of year that most Americans take note of the fact that poetry is still being read and written by sentimental, idealistic people like yours truly. And to…

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Two poems from Algonquin’s Sarah Rose Nordgren

6 Comments February 24, 2011 • 6 Comments

Here at Algonquin, it’s no secret that most, if not all, of our staff members lead double lives outside of the office. Our team includes writers, marathon runners, bakers, painters, and bass players.
To showcase…

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April 28, 2010

What Rhymes With Wednesday?

1 Comment April 28, 2010 • 1 Comment

For this, the final Wednesday of National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to go with one of my favorite poems from a contemporary poet. Billy Collins is clever and relevant and perfect to read aloud–partly because…

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April 21, 2010

Hairbands: A Poem From Julia Alvarez

2 Comments April 21, 2010 • 2 Comments

I’m always happy when National Poetry Month comes along.  It’s easy to forget about poetry in our busy lives, in our busy world. We don’t seem to forget to read novels or newspapers or works…

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April 9, 2010

Why-I-Love-Poetry!

7 Comments April 9, 2010 • 7 Comments

I’m really excited that it’s National Poetry Month, I just want to make sure that everyone understands why:
1. Reworked Words. Not sure you have the words to write your own poetry? No big deal.…

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