Posts tagged: poetry
At Atlas Obscura, J.W. Ocker writes about Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” in monuments, memorials, artifacts and ephemera. “I spent more than a year visiting memorials, mementos, monuments, and more dedicated or connected to Edgar Allan Poe in the places he lived and visited. That meant traveling from Massachusetts all the way down to an island in South Carolina, as well as across the Atlantic,…
Comics Editor Carol writes about a Sea Mutant torn between a taste for teens and a love of Shakespeare:
As Romance Editor Chris Szego has often noted here at The Gutter, the theme of modern romance is that the hero can change. But what about sea mutants—can they change? In Jonathan Cases’s Dear Creature (Tor, 2011) a sea mutant falls in love with a human woman. It’s a beautifully-drawn and beautifully-written Shakespearean comedy with a monster or a Sixties monster beach movie in iambic pentameter with a sea mutant named Grue, a woman named Giulietta and a chorus of crabs urging Grue to consume people.
(Jonathan Case also provided the art for The Green River Killer and is currently drawing, Batman ‘66).
Twenty students in The Unthinkable Mind class were told they had a week to memorize Emily Dickinson’s Poem #530.
Two days later, before most of them had started working on it they were asked write down what they could remember of the poem.
QUESTION: What traces does a poem leave behind after one has read it only once or twice?Poem # 530
You cannot put a Fire out -- A Thing that can ignite Can go, itself, without a Fan -- Upon the slowest Night -- You cannot fold a Flood -- And put it in a Drawer -- Because the Winds would find it out -- And tell your Cedar Floor --
This poem is dedicated to A.A. Milne. Respectfully. Even though it may not seem like it.
When I am feeling very blue
And all the world is dark
I close my eyes and think,
“The world can suck it! I’m a shark!”
When I am feeling all alone
While sitting in the park
I think of just how great it…