WE LOVE POETRY. World Poetry Day is Bookstr's favorite holiday. If there wasn't a full on blizzard in New York today, we would be in the office reciting verses to one another all day long, you best believe.
Seamus Heaney, one of Ireland's and, indeed, the world's greatest poets, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. He passed away in 2013.
As a creative writing student obsessed with how poets today are redefining the genre, I think there’s a wealth of information that these female POC authors have taught me.
Poetry is almost always written to be read aloud. As beautiful as the words appear on the page, even greater do they seem when actually spoken. They are given a whole new dimension when read by their authors exactly as intended.