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Sonnet of the Week

Shakespeare: Sonnet 54

Another fourteener from the Bard.

“Sweet roses do not so….”
Nor sew nor sow. Continue reading

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Virginia Poet Laureate Answers Questions # 3

Question from Margaret Mackinnon on the Shenandoah site: A lot of poems I read from contemporary American writers focus on the personal lyric moment (producing what I think of as the small neighborhood poem). Many of your poems draw on … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & A Prize

NEW ISSUE!

Graybeal-Gowen Prize winner announced — Jess Quinlan of Staunton, VA for her poem “Wahunsenocawh.” Coming this summer: Philip Belcher’s interview with poet Michelle Boisseau. The Spring issue of SHENANDOAH is now available. Enter through logo to the left, and be sure to have a look at the special “Celebrating Shakespeare” section. Continue reading

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SNOPES: A Blog

Under Discussion Now

R-U-B-I-C-O-N! (Whose brother is this guy on the right?) VISIT OUR BLOG TO READ ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM POETRY TO OLD VOODOO MOVIES, FROM POGO THE POSSUM TO HARPER LEE. Good Literature: it’s personal. Why is poultry so difficult, or is it? Peter Pan a fantasy or model? Continue reading