Poetry to the Rescue During Times Of Crisis

July 29, 2021 | 1

At Good Times, Christina Waters examines the rise in poetry’s popularity during the pandemic, and how the art form has famously flourished during other times of crisis throughout history. “It’s an open medium,” says poet Danusha Lameris, “more and more voices are being heard. The Amanda Gorman effect, especially here. It’s an exciting moment for poetry. Fragmentation increases richness; conflict breeds creativity. American poetry right now is exciting.”

Image credit: Joy Holland

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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