Another Ode to the Body: #instapoem and Print Poem

I am torn between which medium delivers this poem better; or rather, I am torn between what each medium gains, but then loses. You just can’t get the nod to Whitman’s long, overflowing lines in the #instapoem nor the sense of the tension between the arc of a sentence across …

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Semester Mantra, Fall 2015

This semester, I am starting off one of my classes (and discussing later in my other courses) Walt Whitman’s “Vocalism,” which is my mantra. We are also reading Carolyn Hill’s “Changing Times in Composition Classes: Kairos, Resonance, and the Pythagorean Connection.” Why? To be a good reader and writer, one …

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The Protean Poetics of Spiders and Seeds | ASLE 2015

Can’t wait for ASLE 2015!! This presentation is based on a contribution on poetics forthcoming in The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies.         All this work by Aaron Moe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://aaronmoe.com.