Monday, April 5, 2010

Ordinary Genius

All writers should read this book, regardless of whether they like poetry.  For a long time I hated poetry, but now I have come to realize that it's not poetry that bothers me, per se, it's bad poetry.  This book is the reason I have fallen back in love with poetry... or at least with the good kind.

This book has given me the courage to try writing a little poetry of my own.  OK, so most of the time, the poems morph into prose, but that's beside the point.  What this book has done is open my eyes to the gracefulness of language, the beauty of gesture.  I have fallen in love with language all over again.

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