Why Poetry?

As Adrienne Rich said, poetry isn’t “a mass-market product”, but when you need a good poem, nothing else will do.

Appeared in: Volume 2, Number 6 | Published on: July 1, 2007
David Kirby teaches English at Florida State University and is the author most recently of The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007).
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