The Beagle Project Blog and Darwin Poems

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May 242009
 
The Beagle Project Blog and Darwin Poems

I recently stumbled upon the Beagle Project Blog at http://thebeagleproject.blogspot.com/, which is the blog portion of The Beagle Project at http://www.thebeagleproject.com/. The folks behind the project say: We aim to rebuild the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world, starting in Darwin’s bicentenary year of 2009. The new Beagle will sail the world in […]

Darwin’s Hawk

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Feb 042009
 
Darwin's Hawk

Charles Darwin is known more for his detailing of finches on the Galapagos than of his work with hawks (if any), but hawks and Darwin are on my mind this week and next. First, we had a Cooper’s hawk visit our yard the other day: He started at the bird feeder, which I had just […]

Late Night Bits on Poetry

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Jan 282009
 

I’ve just finished reading Paul Muldoon’s Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), which won the Pulitzer Prize, and I have to say that, mostly, I just don’t get it. Which brings me to a larger question that’s always swirling in my mind when I think of verse: How does one decide what good poetry is? I […]