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James Wright, Chard Deniord May 2010

James Wright, Chard Deniord

Chard deNiord

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Finding Your Own Voice: Braxton Interviews Cortez, Joanne Braxton Apr 2010

Finding Your Own Voice: Braxton Interviews Cortez, Joanne Braxton

Joanne Braxton

Dr. Braxton conducted an interview with internationally acclaimed jazz poet and activist Jayne Cortez.  In her introduction, Braxton referred to Cortez as an “inspirational figure” who has created films and founded theater companies in addition to establishing her core body of work that includes 10 books of poetry and nine recordings.  “Her voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic, innovative, dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound,” Braxton said. “To hear Jayne Cortez’s poetry is to feel it.”


Silence Amidst The Crowd: A Reading Of Philip's Levine's The Simple Truth And Call It Music, Chard Deniord Feb 2010

Silence Amidst The Crowd: A Reading Of Philip's Levine's The Simple Truth And Call It Music, Chard Deniord

Chard deNiord

This article offers poetry criticism of Philip Levine's poems "The Simple Truth" and "Call It Music." It criticizes the paradoxical themes applied in the two poems, as well as their characters. It also discusses the poems in terms of how they are divided by the poet line by line. It also mentions the literary style adopted by the poet in the two poems presented.


The Teasing Corners Of Oblivion: On The Career Of Ruth Stone, Chard Deniord Dec 2009

The Teasing Corners Of Oblivion: On The Career Of Ruth Stone, Chard Deniord

Chard deNiord

This article offers poetry criticism of the work of poet Ruth Stone. It examines Stone's use of pain and grief in creating verses of love poetry. The poems "Love," "Tell Me" and "Pokeberries" are examined for their use of language. The article describes the experiences of Stone, who raised a family and made money by teaching when her husband committed suicide in 1959.


Days And Nights Of San Miguel, Marianne Rogoff Dec 2009

Days And Nights Of San Miguel, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

"Continuity
Roosters crow and the plaza comes to life every morning with newsboys, tourists, pigeons and grackles, prayers of the pilgrims, the balloon man, the cigarette lady, the horse with his blinders. Men stride through dressed for business in fresh-shined shoes. Cement façades are yellow gold, burnt red/orange, and keep still as clouds drift across the sun and shadows hover, persist. Rays of light fall from the sky, which is deep blue where it is not white with giant cumulus puffs. Black rain clouds move in, threatening, wind blows balloon streamers, smoke rises from tortilla barbecues, heads turn upward ...