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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It's National Poetry Day. Read about Seamus Heaney's translation of #Beowulf in which old metres are given new forms
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