Sound Ideas

Why poetry is different than prose and other revelations

Review by Grady Harp

For those who love reading poetry and for those who write poetry this genuinely exhilarating book simply belongs in your libraries and in your minds. B. Eugene McCarthy and Fran Quinn have created an entry hall into the special chamber where poetry lives in this warmly illustrative book that invites us to approach poems in a more advanced method of appreciation.

The primary point made here is that poetry must be heard, must be read aloud or memorized and recited to truly attain the reasons for placing the words on the page in the manner that defines a ‘poem.’ Continue reading