The Joys of Poetry

April lived up to its name as the cruellest month this year as the sky roars with thunder and rain. Nonetheless spring has sprung and still remains the dewy-haired muse for all things poetic. This season we are celebrating the announcement of the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, Tracy K. Smith, whose collection Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011) was described by the prize committee as “a collection of bold, skilful poems, taking readers into the universe and moving them to an authentic mix of joy and pain.” Smith’s third collection demonstrates the wondrous power of poetry: its ability to … Continue reading The Joys of Poetry