I‘ve danced around the topic, crept in shadows and done a disservice to us all.
Writers need background. Readers not so much. Time to get back on topic.
Reading poetry contributes to the quality of life in unexpected ways. It is an enjoyable activity; for some much more satisfying than television or newspapers. Reading poetry, we learn to better understand our cultural and national stories. Reading poetic literature enhances our vocabulary, comprehension and writing. Reading poety reprograms our minds in a way that gives us an edge in social and professional settings.
Above all, reading poetry is fun.
“Fun?” some say. “I never had fun with poetry.”
Fair enough. Let’s fix that.
It’s all in the approach. When it comes to approach, it’s often best to begin at the beginning.
© 2009 Chrome Poet