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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!!

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flashfly
Jun. 11th, 2014 06:03 am (UTC)
I can't wait to watch this! I love when others love words and and the impact the arrangements of words can have on us and talk about it - I feel such a kinship and sense of belonging. Thanks for linking this.
gaeln
Jun. 11th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Let me know what you think once you have. I go through phases with poetry, on again, off again. He reminds me why I should be much more on again, than off.

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