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“Sonnet: To Science” words by Edgar Allan Poe song by Alex Colwell video by Jeff Burns From oilcanpress I love the pairing of Poe’s sonnet, which basically accuses Science of destroying the poetic mysteries that make life meaningful, with the techno-optimistic nostalgia of early films glorifying science and technology. Yummy! Poe had a curious relationship…

Fly Away Home (detail) Jessica Palmer On my old blog, I posted poems regularly (among my favorites were Dan Chiasson’s “Mosaic of a Hare” and David Barber’s “Pilgrim’s Progress.”) But I haven’t encountered a particularly inspirational poem recently, so I let the habit lapse here on the new blog. I think it’s high time to…