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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, a column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Column 12

Forget the Pulitzers. Forget the MacArthur “Genius” grant, The New Yorker, and all the other laurels too. In this column, Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas discusses the oral tradition of poetry and how the greatest honor for a poet—and for a poem—is to be known by heart, memorized and recited.
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, a column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Column 11

"At its worst, Instapoetry commits the same sins as other bad poetry, and all bad art for that matter: it presents a world more simplistic, more easily understood and reduced to cliché than real life. At best Instapoetry may even challenge our idea of poetry itself." In this column, Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas breaks down the converging of poetry and social media in today's interconnected world.

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