Friday, June 4, 2010

What is poetry for?

WWNorton   In Chicago, February 2009, at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, eleven poets were asked the question, "What Is Poetry For?" Here is what they had to say.

Poets featured: Martha Serpas; Todd Boss; Molly Peacock; Major Jackson; Cole Swenson; Kim Addonizio; Kimiko Hahn; Willie Perdomo; Beth Ann Fennelly; Julie Sheehan; Honor Moore

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"Instrumental" by The Microphones from The Glow Pt. 2. Permission generously granted by the good people at K Records in Olympia, WA (

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