Business and poetry, at least on the surface, appear to form an unlikely alliance. Scott Edward Anderson shows us why it's not so unlikely after all.Continue Reading
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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” […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Want to celebrate Poetry at Work Day in your workplace? We've gathered a great collection of resources in our Poetry at Work Day Survival Kit to get you started.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Workplace leadership hasn't been the subject of much poetry, but a poem about a boss offers the possibility of understanding and possibly forgiveness. Glynn Young asks you to consider the boss through a poetic lens to explain, celebrate, understand, or even forgive.Continue Reading
Did you know that January 15th, 2013, is Poetry at Work™ Day? (Seriously, we say so, and that is all it takes. Okay, and we have asked McGraw Hill to put it on the calendar.) Save the date. And tell us what you think should happen on that day. Or what you plan to make […]Continue Reading