I've been a little lax in blogging of late, so I will try and catch up a bit tonight. It's been a long week and I am so glad that Friday has arrived. It will be so nice to have a short work week next week.
I elected to pass on the Mia Leonin reading at Rockhurst University last night so I'm unable to provide a review. Instead before retiring last night I read some of the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Dana Goodyear. Two poets I enjoy but quite different in style.
This week I ran across a short but dynamite explanation on the net written by Joe Carter entitled What Poets Do. In the simplest of terms, Carter discusses what poets do that makes them invaluable. Yes, I said invaluable. With all the usual suggestions that poetry is closer to irrelevant then not, such words pulled my eyes out of my sockets. I recommend taking a peek at his explanation here.