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April 2005
Points To Ponder
When Reading or Discussing Poetry

[a companion piece to the bookclub Poetry Special]
  1. How does the presence or absence of specific characters throughout a poetry collection change your relationship to the book? Does it change how you approach reading it?

  2. How important is narrative to you when it comes to poetry? Is narrative poetry more accessible?

  3. Consider the use of language in various poetry books. How does the density or scarcity of words on the page change the effect a poem has? Does denser wording convey urgency—or some other type of mood?

  4. Poems are a very visual type of literature, given the freedom the poet has in the placement of words. Which poems visually affect you?

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