Tag: poetry

Bleak Splendor

  “Although we no longer needed you,/ We still revered your name”   Every year it seems there is at least one magazine that prints an article questioning the relevance of poetry. But what is often absent from the discussion…

The Hollywood Catechism

“As it was in the ratings,/ is now, and ever shall be,/ TV without Rose Marie./ Amen.” There is a unique bond between film and poetry. From the childhood escape Frank O’Hara described in “Ave Maria” to the horrors of…

To Part Is to Die a Little

“Poor nations export fruits/ or the hands to pick or deliver them.”   At this point it is idiomatic to say the United States is “a nation of immigrants.” And yet, no one can deny that the immigrant experience has…