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Flower Conroy Poet Laureate of Key West De/compositions In his book De/compositions, W. D. Snodgrass alters great canonic poems’ techniques of diction, meter, image, and/or intention in order to showcase how crucial each and every gesture a poet makes contributes

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In Ruins as in Aesthetics

In Ruins as in Aesthetics, It’s Not What You Take Away But What You Leave Behind Flower Conroy Key West Poet Laureate In Jonathan Schipper’s sculpture, “To Dust,” two statues are suspended from a mechanism that causes the pieces to

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By Flower Conroy Poet Laureate, Key West “There’s no such thing as writer’s block… you just need to lower your standards.” – Peter Murphy I’ve spent a good portion of the afternoon wracking my brain trying to think what craft

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My Favorite Position is Juxtaposition

My Favorite Position is Juxtaposition Flower Conroy Key West Poet Laureate   In last month’s issue of Decimos, I scratched the surface of ‘what transpires between the title of a poem and its first line’.  Although I focused on the

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap Think of a drop of rain hitting a roof, sliding down the roof’s slope, falling through the air then touching the surface of a puddle before slipping into the puddle, becoming indistinguishable and yet, other.  What has

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