Thursday, September 12, 2013
Review of "Why Poetry Can Be Hard For Most People" by Dorothea Lasky
"Why Poetry Can Be Hard For Most People" by Dorothea Lasky was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on September 12, 2013. The poet reveals in her notes that she was inspired by Jack Spicer's (pictured) notion of speaking to the dead. I believe the point that Ms. Lasky makes, however, is that poetry is not difficult for most people to understand, but that (good) poetry is difficult to write.