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Welcome to my poetry podcast. My name is Tori Mangelli and I will be discussing organic poetry today. Before we start, I want to give a special thanks to Dr. Belflower for putting together this podcast and allowing his students to talk about poetry in such a creative manner.

If…

The poetic form you’ve chosen:

  • Fractal Poetics

At least 1 poet/artists you are researching

  • W.D. Snodgrass — “The Carnival Girl Darkly Attracts W.D.

Which 2 influential ideas of form are present in your chosen principle for formal experimentation?

  • Imagery, rhythm

What format you are considering?

  • The solo/monologue podcast format

2…

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