It’s been called “a life-changing book.”
Dave Malone claims everyone should read it: “Poets, CEOs, HR directors, IT workers, nurses, job applicants, and even non-poets. How can you not want to read a book that compares the morning work commute to Joyce Kilmer and Homer?”
This week—one in which I have retreated deeply into my own work—I am reminded that there is poetry at work. Not merely the poetry we bring to work, but the poetry that is already here: in a sense, the poetry that inhabits the work. In that, even perhaps in its most tedious humming, we find Keats’ “long perspective,” Spender’s “straining to go beyond what he can do,” and Rushdie’s stopping the world from going to sleep.
I’m with Malone on this one. It’s a book for all of us to read. We invite you to read and discuss it together in our January book club as we prepare to celebrate Poetry at Work Day.
Order your copy of Poetry at Work today, and meet us here around the conference table, or the lunch table, or the kitchen table, beginning January 8.
January 8: Introduction – Chapter 7
January 15: Chapters 8 – 12
January 22: Chapters 13 – 20
Photos by L.L. Barkat, used with permission. Post by Lyla Willingham Lindquist.
Poetry at Work, by Glynn Young, foreword by Scott Edward Anderson
“This book is elemental.”