Tuesday, April 02, 2013

News at Eleven: Religious institutions will have to forego reading verse

passages from the liturgy and only prose translations of the Bible will recited, with hymns strictly banned. Ministers in the Black churches will be kindly requested to stop preaching. Cats will be closed for the month by order of the Anti-Poetry Commission. Poetry readings will be replaced by self-help lectures. Love letters will have to be written only in expository paragraphs. Baseball will have to start its spring training in May. No vocal music will be played on the radio or sung in the concert halls. Children will have to stop playing all slapping and counting and singing games and stick to board games and football.

from The University of Chicago Press: Against National Poetry Month As Such
then Canada Free Press: Is National Poetry Month an Oxymoron?


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