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Teaching Poetry

What's Wrong With Your Poem (It Has No Mischief!)

L.L. Barkat | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
L.L. Barkat

The heart of mischief is play and surprise, and this is why every poem should have it. Again, the play can be dark. Or it can be humorous. Through play and surprise, the poem creates an "aha" moment for the reader. And it is the "aha" that causes us to take poems with us rather than, as Kooser puts it, leave them behind post-haste.

Brave New Voices, Detroit to Chicago and the World

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

August 7, 2013: The first thing that I heard on my car radio this morning was our public radio station WDET sounding the call to support Detroit's Br...