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Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry_for secretsolitaire especially

Taken from TEDtalks:
'We're all going to die — and poems can help us live with that." In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.'

From me:
He talks with passion about his obsession with words and why he became a poetry critic, analyzing four short poems, reminding us why poetry matters.



-enjoy!!

Comments

ashmedai
Jun. 10th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Love this! TEDtalks are usually great, but I particularly liked this one.
gaeln
Jun. 11th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
I probably watch one TEDtalk a day, as they come into my inbox, but post very few, not because, as you say, they aren't usually really good, just I'm not sure how interesting they'd be to my friends list. This one I imagined would be and you've shown me to be right. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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