Daniel Handler on Loving Poetry in the Living Room

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The January issue of Poetry Magazine includes an essay by Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket for those of you with YA readers in the house.  The essay, Happy, Snappy, Sappy: There’s Space in the Living Room for Poetry talks about the joys of reading poetry simply for the joy of reading poetry.

I’m sharing it here because there was a time when poetry scared me, as I explained in my post, Learning to Love Poetry Can Strengthen Your Prose.   If poetry scares you … even just a little, have a read.  I think you’ll appreciate it and I think you’ll laugh, too.

For more information, check out “How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry),” from the Poetry Foundation.  The post and the site is loaded with great insight.

Resources: The Poetry Foundation, Daniel Handler, Post A Day.
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3 thoughts on “Daniel Handler on Loving Poetry in the Living Room

  1. Oh Olivia, I Love Daniel Handler.
    The Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the absolute best series of children’s books, (though, truly there are many aspects that could make one believe the books are more for adults than children), we should have our kids read. My youngest son, an avid reader, just discovered this series last year, (actually we read it to the boys when they first came out but they were too young to remember), and he loves it too.
    Thank you so much for posting the link to his essay. I’m on my way to read it now!

  2. Yes, I did enjoy the essay. I appreciate how clear and blunt he is in everything he writes and speaks. Thanks again Olivia!

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