A Poet On The Road Culture

Poet laureate’s travel notes from decades of touring America, giving readings and classes. “Writing poetry is a solitary activity. The poems, even when they are published in literary journals, are read by people one very rarely hears from. Public readings assure poets that there is an audience for poetry in this country and that Americans not only can make sense of their poems, but appear to actually like them” (1,308 words)

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