Category Archives: Why Poetry Matters

Our ADA Advisory Board: Why does poetry matter?

In honor of National Poetry Month we asked our ADA Advisory board: Why does poetry matter to you? Here are their answers. Poetry, important poetry, places us where we belong while so much lugs us into worlds that eat away at … Continue reading

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Poetry as Pilgrimage: The Unreal City from Celia Bland

This summer, the New York Times Book Review ran an article titled “Does Poetry Matter?”  In it, David Orr stated that “poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts.”  The article led to a variety of online responses from writers to … Continue reading

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The Mad Hatter of Poetry by Donald Platt

This summer, the New York Times Book Review ran an article titled “Does Poetry Matter?”  In it, David Orr stated that “poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts.”  The article led to a variety of online responses from writers to … Continue reading

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