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The Subject was Poetry

I speak the password primeval . . . . I give the sign of democracy; By God! I will accept nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on the same terms. Walt Whitman from Leaves of Grass

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Writing Poetry Books @ SAPL

Introduction to Poetry

Billy Collins

We Real Cool

by Gwendolyn Brooks

The poet herself is the first speaker. The second speaker is the actor Morgan Freeman.

Reading Poetry @ SAPL

Naomi Shihab Nye and National Poetry Month

Juan Felipe Herrera and National Poetry Month

And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Dylan Thomas' poem And Death Shall Have no Dominion was used throughout the film Solaris by Director Steven Soderbergh. The movie is highly recommended.  The soundtrack for the movie by Cliff Martinez is also highly recommended.  Listen here.

Thomas' poem is noted for its metaphysical sentiment that death shall never triumph over life or love. Read the poem in its entirety here.