Poetry is more and more getting its due. Why is that? Could it be because poetry soothes the soul, and so many souls need soothing? Could it be because poetry is easy to read quickly, on your phone? What other thoughts do you have?
Dianne here, and I earned my MFA in poetry writing, and I am a fan of the stuff. We try, at DPP, to incorporate poetry into our anthologies, and certainly I love putting it in Instant Noodles. And I wish I could do more.
WATCH THIS SPACE (DEVIL’S PARTY PRESS).
We’re doing our best to hatch something poetic at DPP. So, stay tuned!
In the meantime, let me recommend a few poems for you:
THE BARBARIANS HAD ACTED REGRETTABLY – COLIN JAMES
SOMETIMES AN EGG – ALICE ROMANO
BLUE PERIOD #3 – R. GERRY FABIAN
NOTHING’S BETTER LEFT UNSAID – GABBY GILLIAM
TROUT FISHING – STEPHEN BARILE
CHRISTMAS DAY WALK ~ ALAN BERN
SUMMER ZUPPAI – ROBERT FLEMING
HOLY ILLUSIONS ~ VIRGINIA WATTS
STOLEN PLUMS – BENJAMIN B. WHITE
MOSS SOUP AND MANICOTTI – JOHN JOHNSON
ABOVE SNICKER’S GAP ~ MORGAN GOLLADAY
CHRISTMAS EVE FROM UNDER THE TRAIN TABLE – R. DAVID FULCHER
PARTY CRASHER SASHA ~ JANE FITZGERALD
One Reply to “POETRY AND THE GRAMMY AWARDS”
Song lyrics are similar to poetry. Quality of song lyrics. My favorite song lyrics: Crazy written by Willy Nelson sung by Patsy Cline, I will always love you written by Dolly Parton sung by Whitney Houston, The Way We Were written by Marvin Hamlish sung by Barbra Streisand, and Fame written/sung by Irene Cara. As a poet, those lyricists cut all the fluff words (e.g. I think) and only left what is needed. Since 2010, I think most lyrics are lousy but consumers don’t care. I hope this action of adding “poetry” as a grammy will improve the quality of lyrics.