Tuesday, February 19, 2013

News at Eleven: In his book, [Mike] Chasar examines

the common practice of poetry scrapbooking, greeting card poetry and poetry billboards used to advertise Burma-Shave shaving cream. He looks at poetry used on old-time radio shows and in the fan letters sent to them. He even finds poetry printed on candy boxes, thermometers and handkerchiefs.

"I've been amazed that virtually no literary or cultural critic has deemed much of this writing worth considering at any length," Chasar says.

from Willamette University: Poetry's influence on American culture is explored in new book
then Poetry & Popular Culture: A Few More Vintage Valentines from P&PC


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