It’s Poetry at Work Day 2020, and went looking for books and writing about wisdom in the workplace. We found some surprises. Celebrate with us!
Can you put a little poetry into the NASDAQ? Give it a try with a found poem line or poem starter from an issue of Forbes.
In this week’s book club discussion of Warren Berger’s ‘A More Beautiful Question, ‘ we consider how to improve our questions before we jump to answer them.
Trouble in the Little Free Libraries, the shocking truth about boredom, words to make your poetry legit, Neruda’s new old poems, and why Tim Tebow sells more books than Billy Collins. It’s the best in poetry (and poetic things in our latest Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Chocolate sells books, poetry in the Windsor knot, the most famous book in South Dakota, and where money and writing collide: It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
I’m likely to date myself here, but when I first worked for a large organization, one of the most important documents one could be given was the organization chart. The chart made sense of the organization, in this case a large corporation. It demonstrated order, logic, rationality, and control. It provided a compass or map, […]
A poet was asked to create a celebration for a company that was to be spun off as a separate organization.
The conventional American wisdom is that poets “must be people out of the ordinary; they must be strong, even eccentric individuals.” In other words, Walt Whitman fits our preconceived notions; Wallace Stevens, corporate lawyer, does not.
In “What Poetry Brings to Business, ” Clare Morgan combines academic and business styles to explain the benefits poetry can provide to business enterprises.
Glynn Young tells the story of acclaimed poet Ted Kooser, former U.S. Poet Laureate, who spent most of his working career in the insurance industry.
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.
Some businesses are tuned in to art as an important corporate value, expressed with bold colors and plentiful displays of art gracing the walls. J.B. Wood challenges workers to “get your art on.”
Efrat Ben Zur and her new album, what’s Emily Dickinson got to do with it, our favorite writers. It’s this month’s Top 10 Poetic Picks!
The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Will Willingham. 1 Art As an insurance adjuster, I find the term “perfect storm” an unfortunate combination of words, unless we simply mean the sort of storm which generates a lot of business for me but in which no one is hurt and only easily […]
I generally had fine English teachers in high school and college, teachers who emphasized poetry as much as they did other literary forms. From The Iliad through Beowulf and Chaucer, and then on to Romantics, Victorians and Moderns, I likely read as much poetry as I did anything else. And then, for close to a […]
1 Art Whatever you might think about a certain television network’s coverage of the London Olympic games, it’s been outright brilliant next to history’s treatment of art as an Olympic sport. Art competitions were a part of the games in the early twentieth century, until they fell apart over distinguishing amateur from professional. Judges couldn’t […]