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Academy of American Poets - Bulletin, August 2006.
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August 2006

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Summer Tees

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Perfect for this hot summer, the Poetry Store on Poets.org features "Poet" T-shirts with images of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, available in ringer tees and baby doll styles.

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New Poems

Classic poems just added to Poets.org: two ballades by François Villon , and from Robert Hayden , "Those Winter Sundays," a restrained lyric evoking the unspoken love between a stern, silent father and his ungrateful son, and the inventive dramatic monologue "[American Journal]," in which an extraterrestrial reports on his observations among the Americans.

On the web at: www.poets.org/poems


New Biography

The author of essays, criticism, and poetry, Edward Thomas struggled against the wishes of his family, and faced personal and financial hardship to pursue a career in writing. First encouraged to write poems by Robert Frost, Thomas wrote over 140 poems in less than three years before his death in battle. Written during WWI, his poems shift between recollections of his beloved English countryside and his wartime experiences. Read three of his poems and learn more about him on Poets.org.

On the web at: www.poets.org/ethom


New Essay

"First to last her work is shot through with brightness, streaks of lines and tunes, excited recognitions, hints of transfiguring," writes Marie Ponsot in her newly added essay on the poetry of H. D. "She is a poet who counts on her pleasure in the intense intuition it takes to unify sound and picturing. This serves her gift for co-opting ordinary phrases, making them memorable in oddly elevated ways-as she says, 'realizing a self / an octave above.' She never loses her verbal music."


Summer Reading

Curl up on the beach this August with a great book of poems. Find Recommended Reading Lists from poets such as Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, and Robert Hass. Need more suggestions? You'll also find essays on 31 Groundbreaking Books as well as a selection of Great Poetry Anthologies on Poets.org.


Poetcast: Listen Up

The latest Poets.org Poetcast features new readings and selections from the Audio Archive by Robert Pinsky, Natasha Trethewey, and Quincy Troupe. Visit the Poetcast page to subscribe for free.

On the web at: www.poets.org/poetcast


In Memoriam: Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney

Academy of American Poets board member Dr. Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney passed away on July 10 after a long struggle with cancer. Dr. Blaney was President of Cedar Crest College. Her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for poetry will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.


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Referencia
academy@poets.org.  "Academy of American Poets - Bulletin, August 2006.."  Extramares.  Ed.  Cecilia Bustamante.  Austin: Editorial Poetas Antiimperialistas de América.   5 de Agosto de 2006.
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