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Sentry

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By Brendan Galvin Thistle, you look like another of evolution’s jokes, impossible as a great blue heron seems impossible, though you both are brilliant survivors. Still, mixed metaphor, it looks like someone hung you all over with shaving brushes nobody … Continue reading

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Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

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It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to … Continue reading

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Presidential Poem of the Week

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I Hear America Singing By Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, 
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On the Value of Art

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Value is subjective. Without readers, a poem is worthless. In this sense, the value of art is analogous to the value of our world. Without those who experience it, our world may as well not exist. Given such a nebulous … Continue reading

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What him say?

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Brendan Galvin and the late George Garrett briefly edited a mischievous journal intended to parody Poetry, A Magazine of Verse.  If memory serves, it was called Poultry, A Magazine of Voice.  Or maybe it was “voyce.”  At any rate, in … Continue reading

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James Dickey’s “Deer Among Cattle,” a Warm-up to Snopes

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Who reads Roethke anymore?  In the late sixties his work was widely loved, and Jim Dickey seemed the heir to Roethke’s great dramatic force and his sense of the non-human living things.  When I decided to feature Dickey’s “Deer Among … Continue reading

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