Sudden Glory

I’ve made it through my first week of classes and I’ve already had to read 100 pages of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. As much as I love reading, I am not going to pretend that this was an entirely enjoyable experiences. But despite the purposefully convoluted language and grim conception of humanity, I did find one (tiny)Continue reading “Sudden Glory”

They Don’t Love You Like I Love You

I absolutely love Kate Nash’s “Pistachio Nut.” I’ve always loved language and storytelling, but it was when my best friend Caroline shared this poem with me that I first really connected to poetry. It was this poem that made me want to become a poet. Shortly after I heard this poem for the first time,Continue reading “They Don’t Love You Like I Love You”

“For Lack of What”

It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably everyday for lack of what is found there. -William Carlos Williams I’ve always loved this excerpt from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower.” It really seems to capture the importance of poetry, of art. And that is an importance that I personally cherish. I createdContinue reading ““For Lack of What””