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  •  For much of highschool (7+ / 0-)

    the only literature we were exposed to was American fiction and poetry and I especially could not stand American poetry.  Then in senior year we had to take British literature and I fell in love with Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Blake etc.  Ah, so this is what they meant by poetry.  And then I was able to develop a fondness, too, for our own homegrowns.

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    by micsimov on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 11:16:23 AM PDT

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    •  I need to start reading more poetry. Usually, when (3+ / 0-)

      I want to read, I either pick up my novel, or figure out which one to read next.

      Beyond the Romantics, I'm fond of Yeats, Eliot, Whitman, Dickinson - but most other poets, I've just tried a couple I found in anthologies. How can I not have explored Robert Frost? Why did I give up on the last half century?

      I'm glad you mentioned this. It's so easy to get stuck in habits, in boxes we don't even see.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 07:46:24 PM PDT

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