"It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound - that he will never get over it. That is to say, permanence in poetry, as in love, is perceived instantly. It hasn't to await the test of time. The proof of a poem is not that we have never forgotten it, but we knew at sight we never could forget it."

                          -Robert Frost


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    In a world dictated by to-dos, must-dos, and if-I-don't-dos-I-won't-get-into-college, the idea of art for art's sake drives upon absurd. And as what's necessary to sustain life and what we stay alive for are increasingly driven apart, it is our great ambition that our little publication will stand not for what people have to do to get by, but for what people can do to truly live.
     Welcome to Spectator, New Canaan High School's student-run literary magazine. Each year, we put out a short magazine of student work in poetry, prose, drama, and various artistic disciplines.
    We meet weekly in the homes of our members to read and discuss student submissions, and to partake of large quanities of chips, soda, cookies and brownies. To learn more about what we do, where we do it, how we do it, why we do it, and how you can do it to, simply click on the correct link on the left. Check
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    We encourage you to get involved, either by submitting work or attending a meeting. Shoot us an e-mail at [email protected] and join the e-mail list. Along with weekly e-mails about where meetings will be, you'll also soon be getting countless advertisements for knock-off watches and cheap perscription drugs. No need to thank us.
     Needless to say, this site is a work in progress, and aside from this, I will add the qualification that we are poets, not web-designers, so if links don't work, its not at all our fault... Of course, if there are spelling or grammar mistakes you can blame us, but then again, only crappy poets follow the rules of standard written english...

    Your Editors,
    Madeline Zeiss
    Caroline Casavant
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