As our third annual celebration of Poetry at Work Day concludes, we give you our top ten highlights, 47 tweets at a time.
A curious combination of television and poetry helped change an industry. I was having trouble finishing a speech. And it wasn’t just any speech but a rather significant departure for the company. It would have one of two outcomes. Either the company executive giving it would “elect to pursue career opportunities elsewhere” (companies rarely “fire” […]
A secretary at work once stopped me outside my office. “People are worried about you,” she said. “Me?” I asked. “Why?” “You’re walking the hallways, mumbling to yourself. People are noticing.” I stared for a moment, and then I understood. “I’m writing a speech,” I said. “It’s a restless activity for me. I have to […]
Should the Founding Fathers be booked for selling their used ones? Are public school students reading too much fiction? Are there too many poets writing too many poems? Which direction should I mow my lawn? Lyla Willingham Lindquist has the answers to burning questions–or at least the burning questions–in This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks.