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Poem Du Jour: “Poem” by Frank O’Hara

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Lana Turner has collapsed!I was trotting along and suddenlyit started raining and snowingbut hailing hits you on the headhard so it was really snowing andraining and I was in such a hurryto meet you but the trafficwas acting … Continue reading

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Poem Du Jour: “Roman Wall Blues” by W.H. Auden

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over the heather the wet wind blows,I’ve lice in my tunic and a cold in my nose.The rain comes pattering out of the sky,I’m a Wall soldier, I don’t know why.The mist creeps over the hard grey stone,My … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Robert Penn Warren

epiminondas writes: RPW was primarily known as a prose writer. His masterpiece was All the King’s Men, a uniquely American story of personal and political corruption. It was filmed twice. But his presence in American film and television went far … Continue reading

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McGonagall

epiminondas writes: If you’re looking for bad poetry, you came to the right place: McGonagall is your man. This stuff is so excruciatingly bad, it’s funny. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “A few miles from here a frost-stiffened wood waits and keeps watch above a mere; the overhanging bank is a maze of tree-roots mirrored in its surface. At night there, something uncanny happens: the water burns. And … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Sometimes at pagan shrines they vowed offerings to idols, swore oaths that the killer of souls might come to their aid and save the people. That was their way, their heathenish hope; deep in their hearts they remembered … Continue reading

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