Keeping Me Still comes out in one week! Oh the jitters….
I am so happy that it is coming out at
the beginning of poetry month. Poetry
Month is a holiday for me. I put up my free poetry society poster (Whitman
this year), I read a poem to my composition students at the beginning of each
class, I carry a poem in my pocket.
I’ve read criticism of poetry month before,
but I say why not have a month devoted to celebrating and promoting what you
love? If there was a national cake month, I’d be all over that. or a national Anthropologie month. or a
national “You’ve Got Mail” month.
so let us read poetry! and be completely silly about it, if need be. poetry is so serious and scholarly anyway; i think it could use some tom-cruise-esque displays of affection