Open Mic

Poetry on the Web – Thursday, October 27, 2011

Open Mic

Poetry Pairing | ‘Once Upon a Midnight Dreary’ (from The New York Times blog)
For your Halloween pleasure, this Poetry Pairing matches Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” with a 2009 article, “For Poe, This Has Been the Year to Die For.”


Poet Philip Schultz embraces ‘My Dyslexia’ at age 58 (from The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Poet Philip Schultz won a Pulitzer for “Failure,” his 2008 collection of poems, yet he still struggled with deep-set feelings of being a “dummy.” He’s dyslexic, though he didn’t know that until he was 58 and his son was diagnosed with the disability…


Local poets head to Occupy Boston site for week of poetry readings (from Wicked Local)
More rythmical words of protest will mingle with the chants and slogans this week at Occupy Boston, as Boston-area poets Peter Desmond, Robyn Su Miller and Susie Davidson begin a series of daily poetry readings at the Dewey Square site…


Speak no evil-spoken word (from The Bell Ringer)
Students gathered in the JSAC coffeehouse in the midst of Black Student Union (BSU) week for Spoken Word, a platform where students shared their artistic words with their peers…