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Reading& writing about poetry. Rap as poetry. Philosophy and the Poetic Imagination. Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud. PennSound. Peter Jaeger Performed by the Yehudi Menuhin Music School, 2016 Posted 2/23/2017 Here's is the latest addition to our author page for poet and critic Peter Jaeger to get your toes tapping for the coming weekend.

PennSound

Daniel Penny, winner of the BBC's young composer of the year award in 2015, set Peter Jaeger's poem "Sub Twang Mustard" to music. The piece is performed here by members of the Yehudi Menuhin Music School and trombone soloist John Kenny, under the direction of John Cooney. "Sub Twang Mustard" was originally published in Jaeger's 2004 book Eckhart Cars. You can listen in here and be sure to check out the rest of the recordings archived on PennSound's Peter Jaeger author page, including sets from Manchester's The Other Room series, the if p then q series in London, and a 2013 reading at London's Kingsgate Gallery.

New at J2: Chris Funkhouser on Cecil Taylor Posted 2/22/2017 We've just published a wonderful new piece from Chris Funkhouser over at Jacket2. Edmond Jabes: New Author Page. Poetry 180 - Home Page. Welcome to Poetry 180.

Poetry 180 - Home Page

Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.

I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure. Billy Collins Former Poet Laureate of the United States Learn more about Billy Collins More Poet Laureate projects. 1. The Road Not Taken. Frost, Robert. 1920. Mountain Interval. 2. Mending Wall. Frost, Robert. 1915. North of Boston. How%20To%20Read%20A%20Poem. Writing a Sonnet. 3 of 5 Learn to write a sonnet in iambic pentameter, just like Shakespeare did.

Writing a Sonnet

Discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the quatrains and couplets that make up a Shakespearean sonnet. Credit: "Sonnet 18," © 2008 Jinx! , used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license: Here are the rules for writing a sonnet: It must consist of 14 lines. If you're writing the most familiar kind of sonnet, the Shakespearean, the rhyme scheme is this: Every A rhymes with every A, every B rhymes with every B, and so forth. Ah, but there's more to a sonnet than just the structure of it.

First quatrain: An exposition of the main theme and main metaphor. One of Shakespeare's best-known sonnets, Sonnet 18, follows this pattern: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed;And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed; The argument of Sonnet 18 goes like this: