On Twitter, A. M. Juster asks, "What one poem meant the most to you as a teenager?" The responses are full of passion about poems that we found – or that found us – in our teens. The beautiful list is full of wonderful poems, but it led me to not a literary but a sociological observation: so many of these early favorites are by white men. If we get drawn into poetry at all, many of us first do so in school, so we can only discover our love for poetry through "what is found there" – not only what is found in the poems, but also what poems are found in schools. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 11 July)https://twitter.com/amjuster/status/1281909917457186817?s=20
Saturday, July 11, 2020
"What one poem meant the most to you as a teenager?"
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