Tuesday, July 23, 2013

News at Eleven: I find they are often texting, clogging their ears

with multi-colored plugs,  and answering the siren call of cell phones. I always tell my students--for the most part 18 to 20 year olds, that they have to unplug to be open to their senses: sight, smell, sound, taste, etc. I tell them they need to observe--not have their head buried over the sacred cell to see what the latest LOL or whatnot is about.  But of course I always have my cell in the deep pockets of my carpenter pants, and my laptop is at my beck and call. . .and yes, I still write poetry.

from The Somerville News: Doug Holder: The State of Poetry


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