Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why Read Poetry?

The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.

Topic: Poetry

Summary: A concise statement on why students should read poetry.

Title: “Charles Simic. For the Love of Poetry.” Deb Aronson. Council Chronicles (March 2008), 23-24.

Quote. Charles Simic: “I tell them, ‘you don’t have to like every poem in this anthology. Some of them are boring. Some of them I don’t understand. Some of them I don’t care if I understand. But there are some that I love, that bring tears to my eyes. You’re going to find your own that do that to you.’ ”

[Yes! RayS.]

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