‘Beechnut’ by USF Visiting Poet, Arisa White, Featured in SF Chronicle | USF in the News | Scoop.it

How does the poet describe such inscrutable feelings with words, while also avoiding shopworn phrases from all the great love poems of the past? (Shakespeare alone seems to have cornered the market.) Specificity helps — of image, sensation and place. The beechnut tree in this poem [entitled "Beechnut"] is the tool Arisa White needs to describe her feelings. ...

 

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