Archive for April, 2009

April is National Poetry Month

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Friday, April 3, 2009

“The oldest word for poetry in ancient Greek is poesis, which means “making.” A poet is a maker, and a poem is a made thing. Poetry is not simply a medium for raw self-expression, but an art…”

The above quote is from Edward Hirsch, best-selling author of How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. On Oprah’s site, Hirsch shares how he uncovered his passion for poetry and why he was determined to make it his life’s purpose. To read the complete article by click here.  You will also be able to read a poem from his new collection, The Living Fire.