In the June 2012 issue of Poetry magazine former ironworker, Josh Warn writes about the pleasures and benefits of memorizing and reciting poetry. From the article:
"Ironwork is often artful though, if not arty, and there are reasons that carrying longish poems in memory has some of the same satisfactions as completing a difficult weld or fitting a steel handrail to a curved stair. For one thing, when you haul out a poem from the brain’s back room, it feels like you own it. Each time you run through it you see different inflections you might use. Though the copyright owner might disagree, you share in his or her creative expression."
Read all of the article on the Poetry Foundation's website.
- Posted on 12.05.13