Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Great Regulars: Once the students develop their skills a bit,

she adds, "then I say, OK, now what would happen if you were to take some of these thoughts and questions that you live with, and ask them to bend to the requirements of a traditional form? And sometimes really wonderful things happen. I believe that form can urge you to see things differently, quite frankly because a rhyme is going to push you to associate words together differently than you would in ordinary thought."

From Life on Mars, by Tracy K. Smith

When Your Small Form Tumbled Into Me

from NPR: Newspoet: Does Poetry Still Matter? Yes Indeed, Says NPR NewsPoet


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