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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
December 11, 2018

What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

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'Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
November 28, 2018

“I never got poetry,” someone says to me again. And I sigh. Because I never got it either—at least, not until I learned to stop worrying about “getting it.” In fact, “get”—with its connotation...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

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'Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
October 26, 2018

This is a love story. This is the story that led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry, and what I think you can find there, too. No story ever gets love—or life—quite...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 1

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'Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
September 28, 2018

“I, too, dislike it.” -Marianne Moore, “Poetry” But you don’t hate it. At least that’s what I hope you’ll discover as you read this column. I don’t want to convince you that you should...

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