Straight Forward

Happy National Poetry Month!

Now, I’m sure we’ve all seen the articles celebrating, or decrying, National Poetry Month. April is either the month in which poetry is brought to the forefront for the general novel reading public’s mind, or it is yet another way to confine poetry- it’s only for academics, it’s only read in April, it’s not for everyone, yada yada yada.

I prefer to celebrate, not to worry and ponder and harp. I love poetry. I think we should have poetry in our lives everyday. There are many fantastic collections in our past and there is wonderful engaging poetry being written this very second. It should all be recognized, whenever we have the opportunity to do so. In support of that idea, that we take time to recognize what we love in our poetic past and what we are helplessly falling in love with in our present, I…

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