How to Get Your News From Poems

October 24, 2014 1:16 PM

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How to Get Your News From Poems

For a long time, poems were my workshop. Through poetry I experimented with language, learned how to make meaning and build empathy. Poetry, like so much good journalism, helped me see the world in new ways.

For me, the festival feels like a homecoming. Six months ago I began working as the Director for Journalism and Sustainability at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the hosts of the Dodge Poetry Festival. I'll spend the weekend surrounded by some of the people whose poetry sparked my love of writing...

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