Time for Six

It’s time to revisit our Earthling vs. Weird Poet chat. Let’s review the reasons “normal earthlings” don’t read poetry: 1. They don’t understand it. 2. It doesn’t make sense. 3. They are “too stupid” to understand it. (Not my words.) 4. And it’s boring. 5. Poetry takes time—they’re short, but require contemplation. 6. Their 10th … Continue reading Time for Six

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Poets are weird and other observations from normal earthlings

GASP! Poets are weird? And this coming from a college-aged artist of all people. What is she thinking? That we all have round hippy glasses and long beards? That we sit in the lotus position and eat beetles? Heck, I don’t even have a tattoo. “This is why you won’t read poetry?” I asked. “Because … Continue reading Poets are weird and other observations from normal earthlings

Secrets from a Poet

Last week my husband revealed to me why he doesn’t read or like poetry. 1. He doesn’t understand it. 2. It doesn’t make sense. 3. He’s too stupid to understand it. (he said it, not me.) 1. It’s boring. A few commenters added their own thoughts: 1. Poetry takes time—they’re short, but require contemplation—and nobody … Continue reading Secrets from a Poet