on poetry

May 8, 2022


Imagination! who can sing thy force?

Or who describe the swiftness of thy course?

Phillis Wheatley
(May 8, 1753 – December 5, 1784)

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illustration by Scipio Moorhead
quote from “On Imagination”

on poetry

October 17, 2016

George Mackay Brown“The imagination is not an escape, but a return to the richness of our true selves; a return to reality.”
George Mackay Brown
(October 17, 1921 – April 13, 1996)

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image: Gunnie Moberg

on poetry

January 10, 2016

Philip Levine“If you’re going somewhere new and undiscovered you have to trust the imagination, you have to truly believe the poem knows better than you and thus follow where it leads.”
Philip Levine
(January 10, 1928 – February 14, 2015)
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photo by Frances Levine

Happy 255th, Mr. Blake

November 28, 2012

William Blake“One Power alone makes a Poet: Imagination, The Divine Vision.”
William Blake

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Portrait of Blake, engraved by Schiavonetti after Phillips, 1808.

Sinking*

July 29, 2011

2011 Walk Award
By Nina Djukic, 9th grade

Nina Djukic - Sinking - 2011 Walk Award

*Copyright 2011 by Nina Djukic. Read the poem here: Sinking. Placard design by Egress Studio.

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