How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual
Pamela Spiro Wagner
8 April 09 http:/...
How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual
First, forget everything you have learned,
that poetry is difficult,
that it cannot ...
How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual
To read poetry requires only courage
enough to leap from the edge
and trust.
Treat a...
How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual
Poetry demands surrender,
language saying what is true,
doing holy things to the ord...
How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual
When you can name five poets
without including Bob Dylan,
when you exceed your quota...
National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of
poetry established by the Academy of ...
THANK YOU
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National Poetry Month 8

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  • 1. How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual Pamela Spiro Wagner 8 April 09 http://www.poets.org/poemADay.php http://chslib.somsd.k12.nj.us/~chslib/summer%20reading.gif
  • 2. How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual First, forget everything you have learned, that poetry is difficult, that it cannot be appreciated by the likes of you, with your high school equivalency diploma, your steel-tipped boots, or your white-collar misunderstandings. Do not assume meanings hidden from you: the best poems mean what they say and say it. Continued…… http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20592
  • 3. How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual To read poetry requires only courage enough to leap from the edge and trust. Treat a poem like dirt, humus rich and heavy from the garden. Later it will become the fat tomatoes and golden squash piled high upon your kitchen table. Continued…… http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20592
  • 4. How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual Poetry demands surrender, language saying what is true, doing holy things to the ordinary. Read just one poem a day. Someday a book of poems may open in your hands like a daffodil offering its cup to the sun. Continued…… http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20592
  • 5. How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual When you can name five poets without including Bob Dylan, when you exceed your quota and don't even notice, close this manual. Congratulations. You can now read poetry. http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20592
  • 6. National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media — to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.
  • 7. THANK YOU Presentation by Neelima http://www.slideshare.net/Neelima.A