Friday, July 31, 2009

Upon Reading Poetry...

I am always fascinated by people who are collectors—even obsessive collectors.

from The Poetry Foundation Journal

The Danowski Poetry Collection by Jenny Jarvie

“Over the course of 25 years, Danowski amassed the largest known private collection of 20th-century poetry in the English language, one that includes more than 70,000 books, periodicals, and artifacts.

So huge is the collection that it took four sea-freight containers, containing more than 1,000 boxes and tea crates, to bring it to Atlanta’s (Emory University). Librarians, graduate students, and volunteers spent more than a year unpacking all the volumes.”

Danowski Poetry Collection

"A poem is a machine of language designed to accomplish something.”
Ted Kooser

Linda Pastan's poem about poetry.

Linda Pastan Poems featured on Garrison Kelliher's Writer's Almanac

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