Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poets at Work

This is a new site that looks like it has good information and resources:

http://poetsatwork.com/

7 comments:

  1. It is very resourceful.Was able to pick up some more glossary words for the class. I honestly wished I had the information at the beginning of the class but still not too late. It shed a lot of light on the many different aspects of poetry, both on those I had attempted and some that I am having difficulties with. Very impressive.

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  2. Great website, I particularly enjoyed the youtube clip they have of Li Youn Lee. He really grabbed my attention when he mentioned that his father tried to teach him how to strengten his memory. I am going to definitely try his father's memory strengtening technique in the near future. His closing remarks, in the other hand, really touched me, because he mentioned that his father made it clear, from the beginning, that he was the template for whom his children should live their live by. A charateristic that I have noticed my father display in the past.

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  3. I am in awe. The poem "This room and everything in it" by Li Young Lee resonant within me zones that I have felt as a child. I remembered how I dread reading and citing poems on a daily basis to my paternal grandfather.In my mind, I always thought that I was the convenience and entertainment for him. At times, he was dozing as if to wake up in time to the finish line. His rewards were his smiles.No candy. No toys. I am always disappointed with his gifts each year, old coins.Old lousy coins that I cannot buy anything with.Little did I know, these priceless rewards I have received. Yes, needless to say, my memory too. Thanks for sharing this clip.

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  4. I agree with Oby. It looks very useful, although I honestly probably won't have a reason to visit it much after this class ends. One thing I do really like about the site, however, is that it has kind of a Facebook or Twitter status system. The advantage is that it lets you see how they think and see without it necessarily being in prose. Or if their message is meant to be more poetical, it makes it more interesting seeing their mode of delivery. Unsurprisingly, some of these short messages still sound insightful and artful, such as this status I found here: http://poetsatwork.com/members/francescacastano/activity/347
    Incidentally, another activity message I really liked was by the same person:
    http://poetsatwork.com/members/francescacastano/activity/317

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  5. Great source of information! This website has a lot to offer. I think it can be used even after this class, however, only if you are in an english or literature class.

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  6. I like the community feel of this website. Writers can give and get feedback from the other members as well as getting inspiration from reading the works of others.

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  7. Very straightforward website, making it manageable to correlate to.

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