National Poetry Month, day 20: Poetry in the face of awful events

Poetry, like all art, must reflect and address all matters within the mess we call The Human Condition, which means that poetry can’t only be focused on positive matters or on beauty. Poetry must also look unflinchingly at the awfullest aspects of our character. I own a collection of poems written in response to the Holocaust. Here is one of those poems.

By Peter Porter.


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