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What Is Poetry For?

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Uploaded on Mar 26, 2009

In Chicago, February 2009, at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, eleven poets were asked the question, "What Is Poetry For?" Here is what they had to say.

Poets featured:
Martha Serpas
Todd Boss
Molly Peacock
Major Jackson
Cole Swenson
Kim Addonizio
Kimiko Hahn
Willie Perdomo
Beth Ann Fennelly
Julie Sheehan
Honor Moore

For more information on all featured poets visit wwnorton.com and/or poemsoutloud.net.

Music:
"Instrumental" by The Microphones from The Glow Pt. 2. Permission generously granted by the good people at K Records in Olympia, WA (krecs.com)

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