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    Happy 450th William!

    I had meant to write this post yesterday, but, after spending two days getting to know a stomach virus pretty intimately, I had a lot of work to catch up on. So, as Friday’s are supposed to be for Features I am going to make this Friday all about Shakespeare. Why? Firstly, because, ahem, look at the blog name. Secondly, because sometime this week, the world’s greatest playwright was born. This is a big deal for all of us literary geeks.  No one person has influenced literature, and our culture, more than William Shakespeare. Plays, poetry, prose, movies, theater…all of it would not be what it is today without Shakespeare’s influence. Actors,…

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    Poetry and Emotion

    I don’t know how to write poetry without feeling something. There is always an emotion, a feeling. For me, there can be no poetry without emotion. That’s what poetry is. It’s trying to put a thought, a feeling, a piece of your soul-something that can’t be explained-into words. It’s expressing something that a lot of people can’t express and find it hard to even put a name to. I love poetry. I may not always understand the words another poet uses, but I understand the language, the feeling, or the idea of what they are trying to say. Reading poetry can be a lot like going to an art museum.…