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Poetry in a Recession

From Homer to Chaucer to Rita Dove, poetry has plumbed and expressed human strife, love, and everyday realities.  Bob Hicok (Virginia Tech) worked for twenty years in the automotive industry.  …

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Replay: Furious Flower

Poet Lucille Clifton is widely acclaimed for her powerful explorations of race, womanhood, and spirituality. This June she was honored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center (James Madison University), which …

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Whitman at War

In 1862, poet Walt Whitman went to Fredericksburg, Virginia, searching for his brother George who had been wounded in a Civil War battle. Whitman was so moved by the carnage …

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Replay: “So… Beowulf?”

Beowulf, the most famous epic poem written in Old English, seems to be undergoing a revival. The recent movie featuring Angelina Jolie is just the tip of the iceberg. There …

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The Road Less Traveled

US Highway 58 begins at the beaches of Hampton Roads and winds along the southern border of Virginia.  Author Joe Tennis (Virginia Highlands Community College) shares stories from this road, …

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