For Robert Lunday's Creative Writing class (ENGL 2307), Houston Community College (DE), Spring 2011
The writer's almanac is a great website, I snooped through a few of the previous poems that were posted there as well as the birthdays of present day, and deceased, poets. Today they have "The Snowstorm" by Ralph Waldo Emerson; I immediately found the title fitting to the weather that we are experiencing outside. At first, I did not fully understand the poems content, but a read it a couple more time and most of it became clear to me. The audio option is great, the reader’s voice kept me interested in the poem. Just wish he would have read the entire passage.
Great information in "The Writers Almanac" Lots of detailed stories and poems. The content if very detailed and because of that I had to read them over and over again to get a full understanding. But it was definetely worth the time!
The Writers Almanac is an interesting website. Very versatile too! It's a great website to go to when you are in a mood to read a great piece of work. Some of the poems I found were complex, however, with a little context clues and rereading, I was able to soak in the true meaning behind it.
Overall, this looks to be a very handy site. I think it's a great idea that they included audio versions, although the poem I checked out today (Alone for the Fifth Day by Jason Shinder) had a narrator with an almost... uninterested sounding voice. He also read the content below the poem, and not the poem itself. But aside from that, it's also nice that they have share and download links as well. This makes it even better for using it as a source of inspiration, whether it's by archiving it yourself or receiving it from a friend. Not to mention that the archive has enough entries to keep anyone busy for a while.
The website is very user friendly, has a huge archive of poetry and the information about the writers. I like how you can hear the poem being read to get a different perspective to it.
This is a good website. I have been in a rut lately and just couldn't find any inspiration when it came to writing. This website kept me very busy. I had to reread a few things to get a full understanding. Overall, it was a great website.
I enjoy this website VERY much. It gives a positive, as well as powerful message to its readers. The Writers Almanac is exceptional.