April is National Poetry Month so it’s particularly fitting that we keep an eye out for poems.
Some poems are playful; some are serious; many are a mix.
Here is a link to Bob Hicok’s poem about being from Michigan: A Primer.
Here is a link to Lucille Clifton reading her short, playful poem Homage to My Hips.
A year after the quake in Haiti, artists raised their voices in love and poetry: Haiti Music and Poetry.
There are many perspectives on the topic of “What makes a poem?” (very similar to “What makes something art?”). In a series of speaking portraits several poets have a go at this question (the best are near the middle, so keep listening!):
April is National Poetry Month. Keep your eye out for poems. Watch your feet—it’s spring; there are poems swimming up from the sidewalk. You may trip over a poem and get swallowed up; watch your hips, you may become a poem and flutter up into the seesaw breeze.
— Priscilla Atkins, Head of Reference and Instruction