Right off the bat, I should come clean with the fact that I love the slim volumes–there’s something so elegant about them. I read different poets for different reasons. I love Carl Phillips and Mary Oliver, to speak of two extremes. Rather than fiction or nonfiction, I read poetry
- to be reminded how few words it takes
- for the mood
- to be unsettled
- to start the day (not always)
- to start my writing day (not always)
- to be reminded to appreciate
Do you read poetry too?