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The Top Of My Head Was Taken Off: At The Dodge Poetry Festival

By Sarah McCann, English Faculty

Poet Ezra Pound called poetry “news that stays news.” I subscribe to that. William Carlos Williams admonished:

It is difficult

to get the news from poems

but men and women die every day

for lack

of what is found there.

And Emily Dickinson, one of my favorites, wrote, “If I feel as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” (more…)

An Interview with Our Resident Poet

Julie Geng, V Form, Interviews Sarah McCann, English Faculty

Q: Hi Ms. McCann. Thank you for letting me interview you. To start off, could you please talk a little bit about when and how you discovered your passion for poetry?

A: Sure. I actually love words always, and my parents read to us. And we told stories to each other, and all sorts of things. But I didn’t really know anything about poetry until I was forced to write a poem in fifth grade. And it was really my teacher that opened up that territory for me because I needed that encouragement. And he wrote (more…)