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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Emily Dickinson on What Is Poetry?

| July 9, 2011

“If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other […]

The Secret Life of the Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: Sister Sue and the Lost Souls

| September 23, 2010

This entry is part of a series, Secret Life of the Secret Life of Emily Dickinson» This essay is part of a series on the dreamscape aspects of Jerome Charyn’s novel, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson. To see other entries in the series, click the link at the top of this post. This series […]

Curse Your Branches by David Bazan: A Song for Fall

| September 21, 2010

A song for the first day of fall (“Curse Your Branches” by David Bazan) red and orange or red and yellow in which of these do you believe if you’re not sure right now please take a moment i need your signature before you leave when i sleep i’m usually dreaming though more and more […]

Why Do I Blog? Poetry and Hums Got Me!

| August 12, 2010

“Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things that get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.” Pooh Bear from The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

What Is an Inveterate Poet?

| August 11, 2010

I am. You are, if you are human (and I very much assume you are!). This blog (originally titled Sacred Journey) has been The League of Inveterate Poets for over a year now. I thought it was about time to revisit the origin and meaning of that strange name. It comes from an essay by […]

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