Did you know that "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" is a poem that centers around personification as a poetic device? Thanks to Noah we get to see why Mr. Hughes is so well respected in the world of poetry and literature.
A podcast about our good friend Walt -- the absolute dandy and poet of his time. Thank you Raiya for addressing all the important pieces of Walt's career and life.
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Emily reads to us The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. Feel free to read along:http://www.houseofusher.net/raven.htmlThe Ravenby Edgar Allan PoeFirst Published in 1845 Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of som…
With eloquent diction, Hannah shines the light of ee cummings into our lives. Yipee for no capitalization and punctuation -- a key trait of all cummings' work.
Kaitlyn tells us about the life of American Poet Carl Sandburg. Listen now -- a Sandburg fact was on Jeopardy tonight, Kaitlyn actually talks about it!
Caleb teaches us about "The Boss", Bruce Springsteen. Yes, even Bruce Springsteen is considered a poet.
Laurel takes us "On The Road" of Beat Generation Writer, Jack Kerouac. Did you know Kerouac was thrown in jail for accessory to murder?
Natalie speaks about woman, homosexual, and political activist, Adrienne Rich. Thanks Natalie for giving such a great poet a voice!
Follow Stella as she tells the life and times of poet and novelist Maya Angelou, and no she is not Oprah but they are good friends.
Dirah tells about the life of one of the lesser known Beat Generation poets, Amiri Baraka who was also known as LeRoi Jones. Did you know that Amiri considers LeRoi's death to be in the 1960s?
Evan explains why he feels that poet Emily Dickinson led a very sheltered and boring life. Evan does admit that her anthology of poems is quite extraordinary.
Max tells us so eloquently about the life and times about novelist and poet Gary Soto. Mr. Soto is considered one of the greatest Mexican-American writers of all time.
Isaac tells us about the original poet, no, not Bill Shakespeare, before him: this is the life of epic poet John Milton. Milton wrote the famous epic poem, Paradise Lost.
Eddie tells us about the intellectual poet, Robert Frost. Frost was a great American poet; one that the United States should and is proud of . . . Eddie sure thinks so.
Eighth grader, Gena, pronounced Jenna and not Geena -- I made that mistake only once, gives us a thorough biography of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Gena utilizes creativity and multiple voices to convey the interesting life of Ms. Brooks.