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why poetry matters national poetry month

To Conclude National Poetry Month: Why Poetry Matters

on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 21:13


Poetry is an art - and like any art, it requires lots of time, practice, and patience.


Last year, I took my first poetry writing course. Weekly assignments consisted of writing poems based off a specific theme we were given. We read our poems aloud to the class and workshopped with one another. By the end of the course, I had written about thirteen different poems. Out of all of these, there was only one I felt completely confident about. Just one.


That’s the thing about writing poetry - you are bound to come up with a lot of pieces that are absolute crap.