I liked this conversation about poetry because it gave me a sense of why we should value poetry as its own unique medium. I really liked what Krista said at the beginning of this interview: the nature of the radio makes it possible to reach out to many listeners all at once, which is exciting because poetry is multidimensional: listening to poetry being read gives it another meaning than simply reading it silently to oneself. What Krista said about poetry being almost a luxury in these times really stuck with me: it is depressing to think that while nowadays there are very real and practical issues surrounding us, poetry with its abstractions and greater ideas should almost be an indulgence. However, I believe that the reason poetry matters is because it captures this human experience and therefore is a necessary and very accessible medium to express our thoughts.
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