7 Books Of Poetry Worth Curling Up With

"Dawn is a thing that poets write/ Verses about till late at night. / At daybreak, when the poets' eyes / Are closed in sleep, their neighbors rise / And put the coffee on to perk / And drink it, and go off to work." — from Richard Wilbur's "A Few Differences"

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 singer 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

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