Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lovers and Word Lovers

Is your heart full, but you just don’t have the words? No worries: The Poetry Foundation offers up a Valentine’s feature that matches up poems and the various stages of love. Classic, romantic, breakup, teenage, timeless, erotic, friendship and so on.

While you’re there, be sure to have a good poke around. The Poetry Foundation’s site is one of the very best we’ve seen. Dynamic, well-executed, with a great (seamless) navigation system and ripplingly fast response. The site would seem to meet the organization’s mandate in all ways:
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.
Podcasts, audio, poetry reading guides, if anyone out there is making a more compelling case for poetry in the everyday, we have yet to see it. Lovers of words will find it well worth a visit.

The Valentine’s feature is here, the Poetry Foundation’s main site is here.


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