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

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Column 9

The most important hip-hop “crossover” event of Dave Lucas' youth was not Aerosmith and Run-DMC or even the Rage Against the Machine and Wu-Tang Clan tour. It happened in Mrs. Stuckey’s 11th grade British literature class, between John Milton and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. In this column, Ohio's Poet Laureate talks about poems, songs, literature, and lyrics.
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Bringing Poetry to the People: Q&A with David Hassler on 10 Years of Traveling Stanzas and the 2019 Arts Day Book

How do you make poetry approachable? David Hassler, poet and director of the Wick Poetry Center, reflects on 10 years of Traveling Stanzas with Speak a Powerful Magic, the 2019 Arts Day Book at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio luncheon on May 15.

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