Posts Tagged ‘Andy Leonard doesn’t even GO HERE’

Mea Culpa

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

I didn’t put the Brooks poems onto the Readings page!


Here is “Boy Breaking Glass.”

Here is “The Blackstone Rangers.”


And because I promised some time ago, here is a page that aggregates sites about Bronzeville.

Thursday Poems. Redux.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Comment below if you WOULD like to do Thursday Poems with CoPo on April 4 from 5-5:30.  You need not know now which poet you would like to read (and we might consider whether you all want a true hodgepodge or a theme or a representative sample or…).  What I have now: Upma (Bishop), Catherine (Plath), Andy, Abbie, possibly Erica.

The Naughty List: February 3 Edition

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013








The Bishop Challenge

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Give us a decent sestina.  You must follow the designated word pattern and will impress us if you can also maintain a regularish meter.  A few cheating hints: choose your six words and, on a page, put them in at the ends of the lines where they must appear so you can visualize it.  Choose at least one word that is flexible—e.g., may be used as a noun or a verb or has several definitions (break), or has homophones (to, two, too).

The Rules:

Each end word is represented here by a number.  In six full stanzas, words at ends of lines must follow this order:

Stanza 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Stanza 2: 6, 1, 5, 2, 4, 3

Stanza 3: 3, 6, 4, 1, 2, 5

Stanza 4: 5, 3, 2, 6, 1, 4

Stanza 5: 4, 5, 1, 3, 6, 2

Stanza 6: 2, 4, 6, 5, 3, 1

Stanza 7 (envoy): 2—5, 4—3, 6—1 (three lines, first word is internal and second at line’s end.  For our purposes, if you get all six words into your envoy, any order is okay.)


Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Groups, dates, topics now uploaded under the Assignments tab.

Hi Fellow Copoets! This is Sarah :)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

“Poetry– thank goodness– is the animal that always escapes.”

…Thank you for those words of wisdom, John Barr. But we are going to do our best to observe it in its most native habitats this semester.

In other news, who’s excited to expand upon the raw-organic/cooked-closed dichotomy? I am!