Poetry: 7 Books of Poetry Worth Curling Up With

Haven't read a poem since high school? Here's what you're missing

Poetry used to be the emperor of the literary universe, but lately it has been overshadowed by almost every other genre--novels, comic books, self-help--or just channeled into other media, like rock and hip-hop. These days most bookstores stock a few odd volumes on a back shelf, and most of those are written by Jewel. But people are still writing poetry and finding ways to say things no other medium can--if you have the time to stop and listen.

GARDENING IN THE DARK By Laura Kasischke

This book contains, among many other wonderful things, the greatest poem ever written about spring break,...

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