Monday, March 19, 2007

A place for the genuine

Robert Frost once famously said that poetry "makes you remember what you didn't know you knew". In a similarly evocative fashion, Marianne Moore in her poem aptly entitled "Poetry" wrote that "one / discovers in / it after all, a place for the genuine". If ever you find yourself in a poetic mood, you will easily find lots of poetry in English on the internet. As a useful starting point, here are some of the better poetry sites that I know of, very different in aims and scope (ranging from anthologies or official websites aiming at representativeness of a period or a region, to smaller but highly personal selections), but all well worth a virtual detour:

If, apart from reading poems, you like hearing about them, feel free to join the BA3 students for their student conference on poetry on Monday 26 March, between 3 and 6 pm, in the English Linguistics seminar (click the image to see a bigger version of the poster):

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