Every so often, attorney / writer/ poet Seth Haines has a guest post on “Why Poetry?” Today, I’m the guest writer, on the Poetry of the Workplace.
“I was educated in public schools, and it was in public schools that I was first introduced to poetry. Elementary education was a basic overview of all subjects, with a focus on whatever subject or theme our teachers were interested in at the moment. Middle school and high school had a focus on fiction; since this was the South, the Really Deep South, William Faulkner reigned supreme even years after his death. So we studied fiction, with an occasional cursory nod in the direction of poetry and essays…”
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