Why Do You Read Poetry? Gary Jackson says…

I read poetry for the story: those moments that communicate something
vital, truthful and personal to the reader, and yet don’t rely on
traditional narrative. I read poetry for those small details that
somehow bloom in the readers mind and the writer’s obsession transfers
to the reader.”

Hear more of what Gary Jackson, winner of the Cave Canem, has to say about poetry at P(EAR): Poetics and Poems with Larry Goodell at Acequia Booksellers 4019 4th Street NW, May 15th @3:00 PM free.

A Local Poets Guild Event

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