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Dog Days: Poets & Pets | Academy Of American …

One of the most well-known poems to feature a pet is eighteenth-century poet Christopher Smart's lengthy Jubilate Agno. Smart suffered from a type of religious mania, and was confined for much of his later life. While in confinement, in the years between 1756 …

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About Homer | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Little is known about the life of Homer, the author credited with composing The Iliad and The Odyssey who is arguably the greatest poet of the ancient world. Historians place his birth sometime around 750 BC and conjecture that he was born and resided in or near Chios.

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United States Poet Laureate | Academy of …

  Tulsa, OK

Posted: (52 years ago) Joy Harjo was appointed the new United States poet laureate in 2019. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951, Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is the author of several books of poetry, including An American Sunrise (W. W. Norton, 2019), and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (W. W. Norton, 2015). She is a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Posted: (52 years ago) Home - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and...

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About Jack Prelutsky | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) 1940–. read poems by this poet. On September 8, 1940, Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, and attended Hunter College in New York City. Although he claims to have hated poetry through most of his childhood, he rediscovered poetry later in life, and has devoted many years since to writing fresh, humorous poetry aimed specifically at kids.

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Poems about Animals and Pets | Academy of …

Posted: (52 years ago) Poems about Animals and Pets. Quiet as a mouse. Blind as a bat. Crazy as a fox. It seems there is no end to the simile-making possibilities of animals. Ever-present in poetry, animals are invoked almost as frequently as the beloved, and in many cases are even used to describe the beloved. Early examples are the stallions, doves, and deer in the ...

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The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware. Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. Buy a pup and your money will buy. Love unflinching that cannot lie—. Perfect passion and worship fed. By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head. Nevertheless it is hardly fair. To risk your heart for a dog to tear. When the fourteen years which Nature permits.

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About Porsha Olayiwola | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator, and curator. Originally from Chicago, Olayiwola earned a BA in African American Studies and Gender and Women Studies from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and is an MFA candidate at Emerson College. Olayiwola is the author of the ...

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Poet-to-Poet Project | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) For National Poetry Month 2014, we introduced Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites young people in grades three to twelve to write poems in response to those shared by some of the award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors: Poet ...

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About Anonymous | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Poets. Search more than 3,000 biographies of contemporary and classic poets. find poems find poets poem-a-day library (texts, books & more) materials for teachers poetry near you.

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About Christopher Marlowe | Academy of American …

Posted: (52 years ago) The Elizabethan poet, playwright, and translator Christopher Marlowe was baptized on February 26, 1564 in Canterbury, England. Little is known of his childhood or early education, but at age fifteen he enrolled as a scholar at the King’s School, Canterbury. He then went on to Cambridge University ...

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Epitaph to a Dog by George Gordon Byron - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame. Ye! who behold perchance this simple urn, Pass on, it honors none you wish to mourn. To mark a friend's remains these stones arise; I never knew but one—and here he lies. This poem is in the public domain. So, we'll go no more a roving So late ...

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The Hot Dog Poem by Jane Barnes - Poems | Academy …

Posted: (52 years ago) The Hot Dog Poem. Jane Barnes. I smashed a hot dog into her face because she refused to pass the catsup because ... I forget why. So she ran after me and shook me then took the seven dollars and my keys and her card and went out to the movies and I took out my butcher knife and slammed it on her table and made four dents in it and then threw ...

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About Amy King | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) read poems by this poet. Amy King is the author of The Missing Museum (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016) and I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press, 2011). She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is a professor of creative writing at …

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About Louis MacNeice | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Louis MacNeice was born on September 12, 1907, in Belfast, Ireland. He attended Oxford, where he majored in classics and philosophy. In 1930, he married Giovanna Ezra and accepted a post as classics lecturer at the University of Birmingham, a position he held until 1936, when he went on to teach Greek at Bedford College for Women, University of London.

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Triple Sonnet for My Father’s Pet Goose, Pigeon Wars, …

Posted: (52 years ago) Triple Sonnet for My Father’s Pet Goose, Pigeon Wars, and Daddy Issues. Dorothy Chan. Lovers in cartoons get into swan boats before declaring their undying love, but I’m terrified because have you seen the wedding footage of the swan eating the bride’s white dress, chasing her down the pond,

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Animals: Poems for Kids | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Animals: Poems for Kids. The following poems about animals are appropriate for young people. Many of these poems are especially suitable for students in elementary school. more poems for kids. “ The Parakeets ” by Alberto Blanco. They talk all day…. “ The Fish ” by Elizabeth Bishop. I caught a tremendous fish…. “ The Tyger ” by ...

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Things That Happened During Petsitting That I Remind ...

Posted: (52 years ago) that it will suddenly becoming tempting. When I write, the cat watches me from a chair. When I look at him, he purrs loudly, leans forward so that I might touch him. I don’t. Now the dog refuses to come out of her cage, no matter what I say, no matter how wide I open the door. She knows that I am ...

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About Arna Bontemps | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) read poems by this poet. Arna Wendell Bontemps was born on October 13, 1902, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the son of a Creole bricklayer and schoolteacher. At age three he and his family moved to Los Angeles after his father was threatened by two drunk white men. Bontemps grew up in California and was sent to the San Fernando Academy boarding ...

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Predictions of the Material by Jessica Guzman - Poems ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Predictions of the Material. Jessica Guzman. Before the wick rejects. the flame; before the glass salts. the waters, or the rental en route. to your funeral stalls, I worry. the dog isn’t getting enough sun, & it is midnight but we step out. anyway onto summer’s chow.

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Rabbit by francine j. harris - Poems | Academy of …

Posted: (52 years ago) At the pet store on Court Street, I search for the perfect fish. The black moor, the blue damsel, cichlids and neons. Something to distract your sadness, something you don't need to love you back. Maybe a goldfish, the flaring tail, orange, red-capped, pearled body, the darting translucence? Goldfish are ordinary, the boy selling fish says to ...

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The Path by Emily Fragos - Poems | Academy of …

Posted: (52 years ago) The Path. There is so little to go on: a pale trembling hand as I stand over you, my finger tracing the words on the page, a foreign language you are learning for a journey without me. You will do fine, I say. You will wrap your tongue around these sounds and be understood, be given what you desire: a loaf of bread, change for your money, an ...

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Poems for Second Grade | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Poems for Second Grade. In cold spring air Reginald Gibbons. The Parakeets Alberto Blanco. A Jelly-Fish Marianne Moore. At the Zoo William Makepeace Thackeray. Mother Doesn't Want a Dog Judith Viorst. The Cities Inside Us Alberto Ríos. Knoxville, Tennessee Nikki Giovanni. Remember Joy Harjo.

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World Below the Brine by Walt Whitman - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) World Below the Brine. Walt Whitman - 1819-1892. The world below the brine, Forests at the bottom of the sea, the branches and leaves, Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds, the thick tangle, openings, and pink turf, Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold, the play of light through the water, Dumb swimmers ...

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Ode on the death of a favorite cat by Thomas Gray - …

Posted: (52 years ago) Ode on the death of a favorite cat. Thomas Gray. Twas on a lofty vase's side, Where China's gayest art had dyed The azure flowers that blow; Demurest of the tabby kind, The pensive Selima, reclined, Gazed on the lake below. Her conscious tail her joy declared; The fair round face, the snowy beard, The velvet of her paws, Her coat, that with the ...

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Goldfish Are Ordinary by Stacie Cassarino - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) At the pet store on Court Street, I search for the perfect fish. The black moor, the blue damsel, cichlids and neons. Something to distract your sadness, something you don't need to love you back. Maybe a goldfish, the flaring tail, orange, red-capped, pearled body, the darting translucence? Goldfish are ordinary, the boy selling fish says to ...

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Gradually Then Suddenly by Philip Schaefer - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) I pet you, make little noises. You try to move away but I hold on to you, I throw my arms around your neck. You drop your dark head, continue chewing what you chew. Matthew Siegel . 2017. Imaginary Rope. The visitor woke early as visitors are often. curious as to what will happen next.

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Hunger by Kelli Russell Agodon - Poems | Academy of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Hunger. If we never have enough love, we have more than most. and sometimes we can’t tell them apart. Sometimes. we don’t want to. Once I brought home a coyote and told. my lover we had a new pet. Until it ate our chickens. Until it ate our chickens, our ducks, and our cat.

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from Fast Speaking Woman, Part 1 by Anne Waldman - …

Posted: (52 years ago) Everything is brand brand new new. Espresso coffee cups, a Finnish plate, a clock, a doormat, pieces of Art. And books of astonishing Medical Science with pictures. Even richer lexicons. When you are married married there will be more sheets sheets & towels towels arriving arriving & often often a pet pet …

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Gertrude: In the Rooms by Kate Daniels - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) waiting to be picked up with the initials of his favorite pet cast in gold across a wealth of gems. He puts all this out of his mind, his brain blocks this information as it has been trained to do when his body reacts to the object, 100 feet in the air. The object was once a cow hit by a tree unspun by machinery,

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Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay - …

Posted: (52 years ago) Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in Rockland, Maine, on February 22, 1892. A poet and playwright poetry collections include The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver (Flying Cloud Press, 1922), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and Renascence and Other Poems (Harper, 1917) She died on …

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About Melissa Crowe | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) read poems by this poet. Melissa Crowe is the author of Dear Terror, Dear Splendor (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019). She’s the editor of Beloit Poetry Journal and coordinator of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she teaches courses in poetry and publishing. poems.

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About Scott Hightower | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Born on a ranch in central Texas on August 4, 1952, Scott Hightower attended the University of Texas and Columbia University. He is the author of Self-evident (Barrow Street Press, 2012); Part of the Bargain (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), winner of the Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets Natural Trouble (2003); and Tin Can Tourist (2001). He has also published a bilingual collection ...

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Song of the Open Road, 15 by Walt Whitman - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) Song of the Open Road, 15. Walt Whitman - 1819-1892. Allons! the road is before us! It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well—be not detain'd! Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen'd! Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn'd!

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About Kaveh Akbar | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Kaveh Akbar was born in Tehran, Iran. He holds an MFA from Butler University and a PhD in creative writing from Florida State University. He is the author of Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf Press, 2021), Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017) and the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), and is the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine.

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Calamus [In Paths Untrodden] by Walt Whitman - …

Posted: (52 years ago) Walt Whitman - 1819-1892. In paths untrodden, In the growth by margins of pond-waters, Escaped from the life that exhibits itself, From all the standards hitherto publish'd, from the pleasures, profits, conformities, Which too long I was offering to feed my soul, Clear to me now standards not yet publish'd, clear to me that my soul,

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A Noun Sentence by Mahmoud Darwish - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) A Noun Sentence - A noun sentence, no verb. I touch you as a lonely violin touches the suburbs of the faraway place patiently the river asks for its share of the drizzle and, bit by bit, a tomorrow passing in poems approaches so I carry faraway's land and it carries me on travel's road On a mare made of your virtues, my soul weaves a natural sky made of your shadows, one chrysalis at a time.

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Spontaneous Me by Walt Whitman - Poems | Academy …

Posted: (52 years ago) Spontaneous Me. Walt Whitman - 1819-1892. Spontaneous me, Nature, The loving day, the mounting sun, the friend I am happy with, The arm of my friend hanging idly over my shoulder, The hill-side whiten’d with blossoms of the mountain ash, The same late in autumn, the hues of red, yellow, drab, purple, and light and dark green, The rich ...

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Anthropocene Blues by Anne Waldman - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) Everything is brand brand new new. Espresso coffee cups, a Finnish plate, a clock, a doormat, pieces of Art. And books of astonishing Medical Science with pictures. Even richer lexicons. When you are married married there will be more sheets sheets & towels towels arriving arriving & often often a pet pet …

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It Is a Small Plant by William Carlos Williams - Poems ...

Posted: (52 years ago) It Is a Small Plant. It is a small plant delicately branched and tapering conically to a point, each branch and the peak a wire for green pods, blind lanterns starting upward from the stalk each way to a pair of prickly edged blue flowerets: it is her regard, a little plant without leaves, a …

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About William Matthews | Academy of American Poets

  Cincinnati, OH

Posted: (52 years ago) Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 11, 1942, William Matthews earned a BA from Yale University and an MA from the University of North Carolina. William Matthews served as president of Associated Writing Programs and of the Poetry Society of America, and as a member and chair of the Literature ...

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A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe - Poems | …

Posted: (52 years ago) Representative of Poe's later work, "A Dream Within a Dream" is a revised version of a poem Poe originally composed in the 1820s. It is considered one of the poet's finest shorter poems.

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Love Poems | Academy of American Poets

Posted: (52 years ago) Popular love poems, from classic to contemporary, to share for weddings and anniversaries, on Valentine's Day, and year-round. These poems are perfect for to express romantic love, a lovely friendship, or a love that’s complicated.

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Jubilate Agno, Fragment B, [For I will consider my Cat ...

Posted: (52 years ago) For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry. For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him. For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way. For is this done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness. For then he leaps up to catch the ...

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Pietà by Rainer Maria Rilke - Poems | Academy of …

Posted: (52 years ago) Pietà. Fills now my cup, and past thought is my fulness thereof. I harden as a stone sets hard at its heart. Hard that I am, I know this alone: that thou didst grow— — — — — — and grow, to outgrow, as too great pain, my heart’s reach utterly. Now liest thou my womb athwart, now can I not to thee again give birth. This poem is in ...

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