It’s National Poetry Month, so…Why read poetry?

It’s National Poetry Month and to mark the occasion, Steven W. Beattie has asked poets “one (deceptively) simple question: Why should people read poetry? (Or, to turn the question on its head: Why do you write poetry?)”

You can check out my answer here.

I give a few quick lines, a conversation, and a new poem that explains a little of why I read (and write) poetry. And, yes, porn is mentioned. Don’t YOU always reference porn when discussing poetry?!

* And if you’re wondering why the project is called “In defense of poesy”…you can find the anwer here.