October 29, 2010

Have A Poetic Halloween

If you're headed to a party this weekend with a literary theme for Halloween, you can try some inexpensive costume ideas from poets.org.

You can dress up as Emily Dickinson with just an old-school nightgown or simple white cotton dress, a ribbon, your hair pulled back in a modest bun and carrying a small bundle of folded poems. Extra credit if you hand out plastic flies while reciting "I heard a Fly buzz—when I died..."

They also suggest and illustrate Whitman, Sappho, W.C. Williams and Poe.

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