Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Friday Poem (on a Wednesday)

Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

I'm away from all things electronic for a few days so this is early.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates--author of the National Book Award-winning memoir Between The World and Me and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship last year--talks about the influence that poetry has had on him and his writing. They are considerable. One of the lines that stood out: "It's always a good time to talk about poetry."

It reminds me of University of Wisconsin hockey coach, "Badger Bob" Johnson. No matter the day of the year, he was always known to say, "It's a great day for hockey."

Any day is a good day to read poetry, talk about poetry and/or a great day for poetry.

Today's poem, The Heron, is by Hayden Carruth.

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