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QOTD: How will you get your poetry fix today?

Today is May 1st, and that doesn’t just mean it’s time to flip over a new page on my ‘Outhouses in Scenic Places’ calendar. It means National Poetry Month is over, so yesterday I decided to commemorate that fact by appreciating poetry in my preferred way. I went to the record store.

Walking out with my fresh copies of A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders and Bob Dylan Desire, it occurred to me that not everyone might consider what I’m doing as actually engaging with poetry. Now, my bookshelves groan under the weight the classics like any self-respecting book snob, but I find myself dusting these shelves far more often than I do my record collection.

If you’ve found your way to this site, I can assume you’re a word junkie like myself. You crave beautiful language, whether your poison is chapbook pages, liner notes or something else all together.

How will you get your poetry fix today?

-Doran Simmons

About Doran Simmons

I'm a writer and a camper and a keeper of fish. I was trained as a flight instructor and work day jobs and write nonsense for public consumption (hopefully).

3 comments on “QOTD: How will you get your poetry fix today?

  1. J. Gabriel Allan
    May 1, 2013

    My poetry fix
    today is haiku.
    (Sorry it’s no good)

  2. dlsimmons00
    May 1, 2013

    Haiku is always
    the right decision. Counting
    syllables for fun?

  3. Christopher Margolin
    May 1, 2013

    I cannot believe
    that haiku is not much more
    utilized today.

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