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Tuesday, February 8, 2005

'Poetry' for your reading group.

An announcement in the February issue of Poetry makes a great offer:

Free copies of the April 2005 issue of Poetry will be given to book discussion groups that request them by March 1. You'll be able to consider the thought-provoking commentary and poems — or simply read them aloud. All we ask in return is that you send us a brief account of your discussion.

It sounds like a great approach to expanding the audience for poetry and finding out how those of us in the non-poetry-writing world make sense of contemporary poetry. The current issue features poets I already love, including the big three Polish poets Adam Zagajewksi, Wislawa Szymborska, and the late Czeslaw Milosz, as well as Carl Dennis, whose book I discovered several months before he won the Pulitzer Prize and who was gracious enough to let me reprint one of his poems in UU World.

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 8 February 2005 at 8:18 AM

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