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Lions and tigers and poetry, oh my!

By Harriet Staff

In this video, poet Alicia Ostriker contemplates what makes some people “frozen and paralyzed” in the presence of a real live poet. Take a watch and listen to Ostriker’s words of wisdom (interjected with scenes of former U.S. poet laureate Donald Hall passionately reading poetry) about why people are so threatened by the prodding persistence of a poem:

Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 by Harriet Staff.