Monthly Archives: January 2011

not me I get an ice cream

Some gems I have discovered at Poets House: Horse and Tree Everybody who’s anybody longs to be a tree— or ride one, hair blown to froth. That’s why horses were invented, and saddles tooled with singular stars. This is why … Read the rest of this entry

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the new york equivalent

Here are some casual New York observations/ happenings that might interest you: Apparently the New York equivalent of winter boots is rubber rain boots.  Everything is so wet and slushy and dirty after it snows, and rain boots seem to … Read the rest of this entry

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my thoughts on “North of Invention: a Festival of Canadian Poetry”

My days here are so jam-packed, I haven’t had a spare moment to give you guys my thoughts on “North of Invention: a Festival of Canadian Poetry.” As a recap of the last post, I will remind you that this … Read the rest of this entry

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Take the “A” Train

Holy crap.  This week has been intense.  I don’t think I’ve ever slept so hard in my whole life!  I don’t even know where to begin… I started working as an intern at Poets House this past Wednesday (1/19).  The … Read the rest of this entry

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On “The Strangest” (play)

The performance of “The Strangest” at the HERE theater on 6th avenue was a unique experience to me.  The setting was less formal, more of a workshop type of atmosphere, as actors were not totally off script and still in … Read the rest of this entry

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“I don’t know what you’re talking about, but it sounds illegal.”

I promise the list of “things I did today in NYC” will become much more interesting now that we’ve gotten all the housekeeping stuff out of the way.  But the last two days have been relatively innocuous.  Yesterday, I went … Read the rest of this entry

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Land of Make Believe (NYC Day 1)

Spoiler alert: I am writing this blog from my room at the NYAP housing in Manhattan! Now to rewind. Yesterday (Saturday) morning my mom, dad, and I set out on our drive to New York City. Flying would have saved … Read the rest of this entry

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triumph

After that last post, I think the first order of business is to say that I finally wrote a poem. It had the effect that I feared (hoped?) it would. Once I came up with the first line it just … Read the rest of this entry

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a stoicism very like courage

Sometimes I can’t help but think that, for all this reading I do, I really don’t know much about poetry.  It’s not the kind of thing you can know about. It’s more like a compulsion or a feeling or a … Read the rest of this entry

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field trip

My time in New York City is fast approaching.  I can’t even believe it’s finally here.  I’ve been absorbed by the New York Arts Program from the moment I heard about it.  My first quarter at Kalamazoo College I took … Read the rest of this entry

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