Art That Helps Us Live

Art That Helps Us Live

Blog, Elaine, INCITE, Poetry
--by Elaine Schleiffer Elizabeth Lund recently reviewed Gregory Orr’s new A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry in the Washington Post, calling her review “Everything you ever wanted to know about poetry (but were afraid to ask)”. Orr writes that poetry “helps us live by expressing our experience and at the same time moving the experience a bit away from us—to the world of words, where it can be shaped or dramatized into meaning.” Big words for a diverse art form. And whether or not we all believe that an Instagram post from Rupi Kaur, an elegy from Christina Rossetti, a paragraph from CD Wright, or an image from Mary Ellen Solt help us to live, the discussion of who lives, and how they live, and what art speaks to…
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