Very good book if you want to drawn deeper in the magic of poetry.


The Poetry Foundation recently posted a portion of Edward Hirsch’s book How To Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry).  Hirsch himself is a fantastic poet.  Instead of posting the link and sharing a few brief words, I’ve decided it would be more fun to post sections of it throughout the coming weeks and provide a poem I think fits the message of that particular section.  I’m sure there are many out there whose only experience of poetry was John Donne or Shakespeare in their high school.  I’m delighted to say those people have been terribly uninformed.  Without further ado, here’s the first Edward Hirsch piece.  Enjoy.



Read these poems to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read them while you’re alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone else sleeps next to you. Read…

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