April 25, 2015

Ouch!

Count me emphatically in the 6.7% who have read poetry in the last 12 months. And it's not just an halfhearted pass at an anthology once in 12 months—I've completed courses in the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson this year, I just celebrated Shakespeare's birthday by reading a selection of sonnets, I'm celebrating Poetry Month, I see poetry regularly on the web sites and in the Twitter accounts of various publishers I follow, on the On Being blog, and on the daily broadcast of The Writer's Almanac. And I guess that earns me a place among the 92%.