Disturbing the universe: National Poetry Month, 2009


Poster for National Poetry Month 2009 (April) - Poster by Paul Sahre for American Academy of Poets

Poster for National Poetry Month 2009 (April) - Poster by Paul Sahre for American Academy of Poets (click on image for more information)

4 Responses to Disturbing the universe: National Poetry Month, 2009

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    In world history we’ve already passed the American revolution, but on the 18th of April, I will trot out Paul Revere and “the shot heard ’round the world,” just for the date, and for Poetry Month.

    It pains me that kids can get into high school without knowing those poems intimately and well. Poetry makes minds sharper, and we need more study of it.

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  2. G. Broaddus says:

    Fabulous! It’s too bad that I probably won’t get a chance to teach any poetry in April since I’m there for such a short time. On the other hand, I will be teaching Eliot (“Prufrock” and “The Hollow Men”) with my AP seniors next week, so I’ll just do it a bit early.

    Somewhat tangential: I’m surprised that “Do I dare disturb the universe?” is the line that would get picked up from “Prufrock” when there are so many other lines that are so much more memorable: “I do not think that they will sing to me”; “I have measured my life in coffee spoons”; and so forth. Perhaps that line is just more useful for a campaign. I am glad to see Eliot, one of the great modernist poets, receive his due, though.

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  4. inconvenientbody says:

    Very nice. I had no idea April was National Poetry Month. This gets my wheels turning!

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