Indeed, Why Poetry?

A Response to Daniel Halpern’s “A Few Questions for Poetry” On Dec. 30, 2016, Halpern published a defense of poetry in the New York Times. As often seems to be the case with these kinds of defenses, he raises some valid points while making a few troubling claims, not the smallest of which is theContinue reading “Indeed, Why Poetry?”

Why Read in Bookstores?

It might seem like an odd question, but it’s one I’ve been thinking about as I drive around Mississippi to readings and signings. Bookstores would seem like the logical choice — and they are, though I’ve also read at colleges, libraries, etc. Recently I heard a talk by a publicist who said she tried toContinue reading “Why Read in Bookstores?”