Wednesday, April 30, 2008

National Poetry Month

April marks National Poetry Month and some sites and spaces are offering poetry daily. I like that idea but thought I'd look for poetry in unexpected places.

Some of those listed will be "recognized" poems, others are found or created poems (by me or others).

Poetry, I think, is the best of written arts - it doesn't have to explain everything - doesn't have to have excuses (though often carries many) and charms, entertains, awakens and educates all in one breath.

Here are some National Poetry Month links:

poets.org
knopf press/poetry
npm events in san antonio

Use this month as an excuse to say more than you should, to be messy but lyrical in your delivery, to not hold back. Use this as a time to close your eyes but see everything.

all the best,
jo

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