Friday, February 19, 2010

Why Poetry Matters

Last month, I had a poetry-and-wine giveaway here for L.L. Barkat’s InsideOut: Poems. One copy of the poems would be given away at random to one person who simply entered a comment. The winner of the more challenging assignment – write in 100 words or less on “why poetry matters,” would receive a copy of the Poems and a bottle of Sineann wine.

The entries were stunning. Some were poems themselves; others short pieces of prose. All were good. Too good not to acknowledge.

Some were posted on the individual writer’s web or blog site; others were entered directly into the comment section of my blog post. All of them need to be shared.

I’ve started posting the entries, one a day, over at TweetSpeak Poetry. We have three up so far. Take a look.


David@Red Letter Believers said...

Is it a sign of manly weakness and writer's narrow-mindedness that I just can't wrap my arms around poetry?

I appreciate words, but boy, do I stumble with this.

Alas, I could not contribute!

S. Etole said...

appreciate the link ...