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Welcome to The Poetry Conversation with Sharon Bryan.

I post weekly thoughts on poetry, and I hope you’ll join in.  I think of this site as a big room with comfortable chairs where we can gather to talk about poems and poets, craft, translation, what it is to be a poet, what others are reading and listening to, whatever interests you.  I’ll be inviting other poets to do guest posts, so please feel free to make suggestions.

Sharon Bryan - Poet
  • Recent Thoughts

    Form and Variations

          This week’s post was prompted by comments from two or three people in last week’s Fridays…

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  • The Pulse of Meter

      “The only feet that patter here are metrical.”  That’s a line from a poem by the brilliant–and childless–poet…

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  • How Does A Poem Mean?

    Not what does a poem mean, but how does it mean. This week’s post began with something that happened…

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  • Poems You Have Questions About

      I’m thinking about poems I have questions about.  Many of them are poems I love for their music…

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  • Prose Poems

      Beginning in the late 19th century, poets began to give up some of their defining tools on the…

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  • Persona Poems

      Even though persona is just one letter short of personal, its original Latin means almost the opposite: theatrical…

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  • Some Thoughts on Poems to Keep Cool By

      I was surprised not to get any comments on the Poems to Keep Cool by–maybe they worked so…

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