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How Poetry Captivates Us

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How Poetry Captivates Us

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

- Robert Frost -

How Poetry Captivates Us

Robert Hass is one of contemporary American poetry's most celebrated and widely-read voices. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-1997 and has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the mid-1990s, Cofounder of the River of Words organization, which provides tools for teaching ecoliteracy to young students through multidisciplinary, interactive curricula, Hass is Distinguished Professor of Poetry & Poetics at UC Berkeley. In this video he speaks about the amazing history of our feelings which poetry provides. { read more }

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Notice your feelings today, and try to put them into words, rather than judging them as bad or good. That's the beginning of a poem. You just became a poet!


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