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June 14 2009 Poetry Newsletter

In Florida, our summer is heating up quickly! The other day, I walked outside and the heat surrounded me so intensly and the air felt like a blanket wrapping around my limbs. Have you heard the phrase "lighter than air"? In Florida, we experience the oxymoron of "heavy air" every day. This weeks article looks briefly at what an oxymoron is and then explores the poetry of John Carlin, who was born Deaf.

You can find the latest article here:

Deaf Poetry- an oxymoron?
A look at a portion of "The Mute's Lament" by Deaf poet, John Carlin.


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This weeks forum question asks you to think about oxymorons that occur throughout your day. You can participate in our discussion at:


I look forward to hearing from you and wish each of you a wonderful week!

Quote of the week:

"There is no mistake so great as that of always being right"
Samuel Butler

Angela Saunders, Poetry Editor

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