I'm not saying we can celebrate just yet, or that there won't continue to be unintended consequences of this quarantine. But it is imperative that we look for the silver linings.
In light of the recent pandemic, I think it would be remiss of me to not write a poem about the coronavirus. Or in this case, a parody of the Kinks', "My Sharona" (which, apparently, "was going too far" for Weird Al, according to the New York Post. However, many others have taken up the… Continue reading “Why, Corona?” A parody
I've been helping teach an after-school poetry class for teens, and one of the assignments was a "found" poem composed of song lyrics from artists each student chose. Students were also tasked with choosing from a long list of provided themes to focus their writing, and to come up with a picture (drawn or nabbed from the internet) to accompany their poems.
MAURA SANDERS was lying in a hospital bed waiting to die. At 24, she couldn't imagine a more terrible fate, but if she was honest with herself, she couldn't really imagine a better one either.
THE AERONAUTS has been described as "GRAVITY meets FREE SOLO," and though I haven't seen the latter, this seems to be a reasonable comparison. There's drama, love and loss, realism and historical significance, female empowerment and the championing of the underdog archetype, and just straight-up adventure, which I found highly entertaining.