What is the role of poets in politics?

Nov 26, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Oregonian

The question of what poetry has to do with political discourse continues to dog both poetry and politics.

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Trouble

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Nov 26, 2011
 
Someone to hang.
Weird-ohhh

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Nov 28, 2011
 
Not sure what you mean exactly, but poets have a place in revolution! 2 of my faves are........

Walter Lowenfels:

And after Governor Faubus led his army against Little Rock
and General Walker led his troops against the
Supreme Court and Governor Wallace led his
bombers against Birmingham
and after 300 years of if you're white alright, but If you're
black, step back
and after 20 millions of us said now, right now and a
quarter million of us marched on Washington
and after the secret army of Governor X and Senator Y
bombed the constitution 41 times in Birmingham
and nobody was arrested
we cornered four girl hostages in the basement at Sunday
School and executed them using the secret dynamite formula.

Sunni Patterson:

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Nov 30, 2011
 

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Poets are fine for school plays. And in nursing homes
where nobody understands what is being said anyhow.
Poets are popular at office parties and get by with
labeling or libeling the fellow workers in an acceptable manner. And last of all at government
dedications a poet will read a breath taking
rendition of how great somebody is who really isn't.
cow patti

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Nov 30, 2011
 
Fish Cake wrote:
Poets are fine for school plays. And in nursing homes
where nobody understands what is being said anyhow.
Poets are popular at office parties and get by with
labeling or libeling the fellow workers in an acceptable manner. And last of all at government
dedications a poet will read a breath taking
rendition of how great somebody is who really isn't.
Do you think your posts are amusing?

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Nov 30, 2011
 

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It looks like my posts are not amusing to you.
They did contain some element of truth. Remember
truth ?

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Nov 30, 2011
 

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Cow pie, let me make this plain. I don't hate you~~~~~
I don't know you .~~~~~ I don't like you.~~~~~I don't
know you. You don't care whether I do or not. But it
gives me satisfaction getting that off my chest. And
yes I know ~~~~~ You don't care.
trouble

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Nov 30, 2011
 
Fish Cake wrote:
Cow pie, let me make this plain. I don't hate you~~~~~
I don't know you .~~~~~ I don't like you.~~~~~I don't
know you. You don't care whether I do or not. But it
gives me satisfaction getting that off my chest. And
yes I know ~~~~~ You don't care.
Like all prophets poets will always be deified and crucified that is their purpose. It's the circle of life.
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Dec 1, 2011
 
Fish Cake wrote:
Cow pie, let me make this plain. I don't hate you~~~~~
I don't know you .~~~~~ I don't like you.~~~~~I don't
know you. You don't care whether I do or not. But it
gives me satisfaction getting that off my chest. And
yes I know ~~~~~ You don't care.
Oh how natty to dis cow patti.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAA
cow patti

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Dec 1, 2011
 
Fish Cake wrote:
Cow pie, let me make this plain. I don't hate you~~~~~
I don't know you .~~~~~ I don't like you.~~~~~I don't
know you. You don't care whether I do or not. But it
gives me satisfaction getting that off my chest. And
yes I know ~~~~~ You don't care.
Come on Fish, get a grip. I do care, I think I am getting a crush on you. I was just afraid you would reject me.

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Dec 1, 2011
 
My dearest Bovine Bisquit ,
I have been down the primrose path and thus
have I become so cynical . I appreciate your beauty
and your closeness to the earth , But I fear
I could never give you the attention that you deserve. If I may continue to communicate , I will
apply more caution with respect . Already my cheeks blush with the thoughts of what could have been.
But again , Fear teacheth the heart to feel pain
and love pierces it with a dying caress. Alas,
my dear , it can never be for the life that loves
is a life that lives ~~~~~~~ and fears.
cow patti

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Dec 2, 2011
 
Fish Cake wrote:
My dearest Bovine Bisquit ,
I have been down the primrose path and thus
have I become so cynical . I appreciate your beauty
and your closeness to the earth , But I fear
I could never give you the attention that you deserve. If I may continue to communicate , I will
apply more caution with respect . Already my cheeks blush with the thoughts of what could have been.
But again , Fear teacheth the heart to feel pain
and love pierces it with a dying caress. Alas,
my dear , it can never be for the life that loves
is a life that lives ~~~~~~~ and fears.
I am too swooned to respond Fish. You say blush, I say flush, lets not call the whole thing off.

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Dec 2, 2011
 
cow patti wrote:
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I am too swooned to respond Fish. You say blush, I say flush, lets not call the whole thing off.
~~~~~ Lavender sweet to a dullard as I~~~~~ Would be put at the feet of Sweet Patti ( Cow Pie ).~~~~~
And all that I greet I would say a good bye-- For I'm leaving to search for Sweet Patti ( Cow Pie ).~~~~~ If I had a hope less than
pie-in-the-sky... Still I would climb peaks to find Patti ( Cow Pie )
~~~~~ I'd ask 'till I founderd,... I'll search 'till I die...
and all for a glimpse of Sweet Patti ( Cow Pie ).
cow patti

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Dec 2, 2011
 
lets have phone sex Fish....
Seriously

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Dec 14, 2011
 
ROTF!!!

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Dec 14, 2011
 
Seriously wrote:
ROTF!!!
Medic....MEDIC!!!
Seriously

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Dec 18, 2011
 
GulchGeek wrote:
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Medic....MEDIC!!!
one need after those posts ^supra^*barf*:p

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Dec 20, 2011
 
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text> one need after those posts ^supra^*barf*:p
Seriously... Like, ya'know?

Whatever...

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Dec 28, 2011
 
Gulch, Old Boy, You just might have a point there.
We all say things that we become sorry for. I'll
be a sailin' out on the next flying saucer. Nice
talkin' with you.

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Dec 29, 2011
 
Fish Cake wrote:
Gulch, Old Boy, You just might have a point there.
We all say things that we become sorry for. I'll
be a sailin' out on the next flying saucer. Nice
talkin' with you.
Actually, just sayin'...

http://maristpoll.marist.edu/107-whatever-tak...

Anyway, hate to say it, but you'll be missed.

Have a nice trip.

Seriously

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Dec 31, 2011
 
Gulch , thanks for the annoying lesson . I never
expected a Marist Poll in the desert. Live,
Learn, and Leave.

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