The blog is for serious writers and readers of poetry as a means for a dialogue on the difficulties and joys in engaging with poetry in a culture lacking recognition of its value. The purpose includes calling attention to the work of contemporary poets. Veterans Day provided an occasion for mention of poets who have rendered an account of their participation in a war. Owens' "Dulce Et Decorum Est" compares soldiers to "old beggars under sacks." In "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner," the American poet Randall Jarrell portrays an inglorious experience in the Second World War. Comments focused on poetry are encouraged, questions welcome.
Neva Herrington is a poet and former educator. She is currently working on a new book of poetry, a collection of short stories, and her memoir. Her inspiration comes from her own experience and the work of other poets.