Saturday, April 17, 2010

Why Poetry?

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Hearts and Minds books tells us why we can (and maybe should) read poetry. (Don't mind the pitch for InsideOut in between. :)


Moss up Close photo by Sonia B, age 10. Used with permission.

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6 Comments:

Blogger M.L. Gallagher said...

Very cool! and congrats. You deserve the mention.

9:55 AM  
Blogger RissaRoo said...

It's a wonderful article, and well deserved. I have been enjoying InsideOut and was re-reading it again just last night, in fact I was reading some poems aloud to my husband. Your books are treasures!

11:59 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

congratulations on receiving such an exquisite review. it seems to me whenever I read what others have written about you that some of your own lovely spirit shines through their words, as if they have absorbed it along with your poetry.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

L.L..
I love your new book of poetry, and am becoming convinced that poetry will be good for me to try to enter in myself. I am so inundated with book reviews I'm supposed to do, mainly of friends, much of what I have yet to read. Add to that work and the toll it takes on one. But working through an issue in my life has driven into Eugene Peterson's latest book (he signed for us here) and oddly enough that book hits me again with the strong notion that poetry breathes or lets us breathe in a way which is somehow life changing. Just thinking anyhow....

7:06 AM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

I've been rather convinced of that already. More like "compelled" is what I meant.

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Jim Martin said...

L. L.,
What a nice article! I enjoyed what was said regarding poetry in general and its value. I also enjoyed the words and description of your own writing, both your first book and the book of poetry. I appreciate your persistence in what you do. (Not to mention the encouragement that you give others such as myself to move toward poetry.)

4:23 PM  

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