Why Poetry? How Poetry? Where Poetry?

Today, I started my year as Poet-in-Residence for the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, HoCoPoLitSo. I visited two high schools, Glenelg High School and Marriotts Ridge High School. In both schools, I met with students who were well-prepared and insightful. I read a number of poems from both Gospel of Dust and Meeting Bone Man and alsoContinue reading “Why Poetry? How Poetry? Where Poetry?”

What Poetry Can Do

Howard County, Maryland, sits just north of Washington, DC, and it is home to a remarkable organization.  The Howard County Poetry & Literature Society is one of the most active and amazing arts organizations in the country. For forty years, they have offered poetry and literature events: readings, workshops, television programs, and a poet-in-residence program. AContinue reading “What Poetry Can Do”