poetry

Watch Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day”

A year ago I heard Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” poem about bullying, and it blew my mind. I didn’t realize until today that the poem was adapted into a video, which I just saw on Upworthy. Shane’s heartfelt spoken word poem shines light on bullying’s long-term effects. Unfortunately everyone has encountered or has seen […]

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Learning to be a poet

We learned how to write tanka poetry a few weeks back. A tanka poem is a traditional Japanese form of poetry. It follows a 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic pattern and can go on for a long time. We only stop once we reach infinity – that is, until we feel like we can’t get anything else out of […]

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A literary semester

It’s my last semester at Fairfield, so I thought I should take all the classes that I’ve been wanting to take. Why not? Advanced Portfolio Workshop Led by former Crazyhorse editor, Carol Ann Davis, this class is a capstone course for creative writing majors. By the end of this course we are supposed to have […]

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