In celebration of National Poetry Month, I am sharing some of my favorite poems via Periscope/Youtube.
I'm not going to promise to do it everyday, but my plan is to share as many poems as I can this month by doing a Periscope of me reading the poem, and then adding it to Youtube/this blog for posterity.
I will post them here on occasion, and eventually will archive them all here on this blog, but if you want to follow along, you can follow me on Periscope here:https://www.periscope.tv/dadapalooza or via my youtube playlist: NATIONAL POETRY MONTH PLAYLIST
I'm a big fan of poetry, and I hope this gets people to read, write, and appreciate more of it.
Hope you enjoy the series!
The first one in the series is a poem by James Tate, one of my favorite poets/authors. His work and choice of words is absurdist, but he paints pictures and situations that make you laugh and think at the same time. Which is all I can ask for in a poem.
This poem comes from an excellent volume called Distance From Loved Ones. (see link to Amazon below) There are a lot of great poems in this volume, but this one is one of my favorites.
I apologize in advance for the video-- I have to hold the camera a little bit further away, and I'm reading the poem, not reciting it from memory.