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By LuAnn Schindler
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Original views on life in rural America LuAnn Schindler, Publisher

 

April 22, 2021



Allen Ginsberg wrote, “Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.”

Poetry gives universal meaning to a singular effect, offers visual storytelling, complete with twists and turns. It is uniquely personal and open to the reader’s interpretation.

I think that’s why I liked putting together poetry programs with my speech students. Finding the perfect blend of rhythm and meter, and combining those qualities with an uncommon theme, introduced a wide w...



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