The Maven: How to Read a Poem

The Maven: How to Read a Poem

Many people are scared of poetry. They say that they can’t understand it and don’t know how to read it, and some simply choose to avoid reading poems entirely. How does this happen? When did poetry become something intimidating and inaccessible? Start young and have…... » Read more

Web Extras for “How to Read a Contemporary Poem” by Nigel Alderman

Poetry is, of course, a multifaceted art form; below we present a tiny sample of the many ways you can experience it. Eavesdrop on Emily Yates ’11 as she creates a new poem (and reads the finished product) Listen to MHC Professor of English Robert…... » Read more