Posts Tagged: Joel Brouwer

Poems for Airports

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In his relatable poem in Hunger Mountain, “Observations at the Security Checkpoint,” Joel Brouwer gently explores traveling life under our TSA overlords: Now our gestures grow both more hurried and more delicate, we stand on one foot to remove a boot, take off our hats and jackets, as if for sex or prayer, exposing ourselves […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Happy 121st Birthday, T.S. Eliot. Edward Byrne talks about Eliot’s careful control of where and how his poetry appeared, especially as regards anthologies. Joel Brouwer explores the concept of the speed review. What I want to know is why I’m not getting more books in the mail. I organize the poetry reviews here, people! (poetry-at-therumpus-dot-net, […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned some war poetry for today as the Afghan war rages and the official inquiry into the Iraq War begins. Joel Brouwer commemorates the 25th anniversary of the “What Is a Poet?” symposium held in Tuscaloosa Alabama in 1984. A. S. Maulacci: “To be quite candid, I don’t […]

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