Thursday, September 28, 2017

National Poetry Day


 Looks like this is being celebrated mostly in the UK which is a shame. The US needs real poetry, now more than ever . I was able to go to SFMOMA yesterday to preview the new show on Walker Evans which is over the top big - too much to take in during one visit. Then over to the Contemporary Jewish Museum to see their new exhibit on how contemporary artists intrepret traditional Jewish folk tales. Both shows deserve a few review but first.. POETRY.

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 Macmillan Children's‏. Happy National Poetry Day! What poems are you reading today? Let us know!

Today is National Poetry Day! Please take the time to read this beauty from William Wordsworth. #NationalPoetryDay @TfL – at Kilburn Tube Station

It's National Poetry Day. Read about Seamus Heaney's translation of #Beowulf in which old metres are given new forms
http://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2017/09/feats-in-well-fashioned-lines-heaneywulf.html …


Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Poetry is a lost art in the U.S.A. I was never much of a fan, truth be told, until I read Yeats in college. I loved his work. Now I read selective poetry. Wordsworth is indeed a master. I wish I could write it.