What Use Is Poetry?

I found this article recently and it seemed to speak to what we as poets might be up to even though we often don’t know what we are up to and may not even understand our own words until sometime later.  I offer it and elicit your comments.  There might be something here that is important, maybe.   John



by Meena Alexander

In an address to the Yale Political Union on April 23, 2013, Meena Alexander began with a line from Shelley’s 1821 essay, “A Defence of Poetry.” The… Continue Reading »