Poetry as News

Poet Ezra Pound said, “Poetry [or literature] is news that stays news,” and the doctor-poet of Paterson, New Jersey, William Carlos Williams, believed that the news worthwhile receiving can be found in poems. Following is an excerpt from a long poem that includes Williams’s well known lines about poetry and…

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Reflections on New Year’s Eve

I always welcome the new year as a time for fresh starts whether it be personal goals like working out or eating better or communal objectives like increasing voter turnout or making the city more walkable.  Celebrating the actual passage of one year to the next – midnight on New…

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