I believe that history reinvents itself. The world today is comparatively different from the past two centuries not only culturally but literarily, as ways to express the human condition and societal problems evolved in the realm of poetry. History has been written and we are still in the process of telling it; literature should be… Read more Words of Poetry to Voices of Spoken Word
Dylan Silcox With thought, it’s hard to remember The times that we want. Back when things were right And the only wrongs Were the ones that We made ourselves. It’s taken some time To regain what it’s like To hold onto what we love, To feel the hold of what we know. The faded memory… Read more A Time Long Forgotten
I made some poems based on Wide Sargasso Sea because poems are my default when shit seems too overwhelming. Turns out, at least one was about rape, but that doesn’t mean that my trauma needs to be front-and-center here, so let’s just set into it and then grant y’all with my reflection so we can… Read more Never be afraid. Or if you are tell no one.
For my final project, I chose to analyze a poem written by Sir Philip Sidney titled “Leave me, O’ Love, which reachest but to dust.” This poem was part of one of Sidney’s collections titled “Certain Sonnets” that he wrote in the 1570s into the 1580s. It is noted that Sidney’s poems were not publicized… Read more Final Project
The content of the below post may be disturbing to some. It involves gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, dissociative identity disorder, body horror, gore, and contemplations of suicide/death. Please only continue if these topics will not prove too upsetting to you personally; only you can make this judgement for yourself. Consider yourself forewarned. In all honesty,… Read more Accidentally a Demon
As my project, I attempted to queer themes found in Astrophil and Stella, and instead rediscovered my hatred for creating poetry! It was an adventure, to say the least. Below, there are two poems I wrote after pulling apart the common themes between Nic’s selection of Sidney’s poetry, followed by a discussion of how that… Read more Avid, for Ava
I’ll spin a yarn for thee Of time I’d spent in little Bovree Of my impossible fear For Paladin Ogdin of Tyr And I’ll tell you, the first story’s free Ogdin was the tower’s guard I was instructed to be his bard To tell all his tales To keep him looking hale And to give… Read more The Story of High Paladin Ogdin
In order to avoid the controversial “the fish is this big” in fictional epic poems and stories like Beowulf and Marie de France’s Bisclavret and Chevrefoil truth must be established at the start and throughout the piece. In Chevrefoil, in the first and third line it says, “it’s my pleasure and I want truly…the truth… Read more To Define and Seek Out Truth: Beowulf and Marie de France Poetry