Poetry Out Loud

National Poetry Month: Eliot Didn't Call April the Cruelest One for Nothing

National Poetry Month Logo: Courtesy of Academy of American Poets & poets.orgParagraph One: In which the Author Discusses That Unpleasant After Taste. Personally, I'd opt for a National Take-A-Poet-To-Lunch Day over a whole month of funereal "celebrations” of the art. It just seems that a lot of these annual (entirely laudable) attempts to put a poem in every pot smack of the medicinal (“just hold your nose; it's good for you. Trust us").

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