NPR stories about Poems 1962-2012
A pal of mine has a particularly hectic life. He's a father of two with a house in the suburbs, a long commute and a high-stress media job. Probably without his knowing it, his hair — at times rising off his head like a fright wig — has gotten wilder with each passing year. And yet, via email, he sends his friends a poem every day. "One must strive to be civilized," he says.
It's a good time for poetry. That's to say, in the past decade it has returned to prevalence in the wider
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