How To Read Poetry

“In a book that he clearly hopes not just tourists will read, he sets out to help readers get better acquainted with poets but is just as interested — or more — in nudging poets to take stock of themselves and how little they know about who their readers might be. He doesn’t suggest poetry should be easy — to read or to write — but he thinks it shouldn’t create so much alienation between readers and poets.”
— Craig Morgan Teicher (a contributor to our poetry section) says some very nice things about Awl pal David Orr’s Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry. If you missed it, you should really check out Orr’s culture diary here.