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Bringing Back the Delight of Poetry

Bringing Back the Delight of Poetry

Jul 12, 2022-- "The American poet William Stafford was often asked by friends, readers, students and colleagues: When did you become a poet? The response he regularly offered was: "The question isn't when I became a poet; the question is when other people stopped." Stafford was articulating what many poets believe: that the roots of poetry (rhythm, form, sound) go far back -- both personally and culturally -- "to the crib" and "to the fire in front of the cave."" More in this piece that explores the evolution of poetry education. (2291 reads)


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