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50 Views from Poetry Magazine
Edited by Fred Sasaki and Don Share


Who reads poetry? When and why do we turn to verse? Seeking the answer, Poetry magazine since 2005 has published a column called “The View From Here,” which has invited readers “from outside the world of poetry” to describe what has drawn them to poetry. Over the years, the diverse contributors have included philosophers, journalists, musicians, and artists, as well as doctors and soldiers, an iron-worker, an anthropologist, and an economist. This collection brings together fifty compelling pieces, which are in turns surprising, provocative, touching, and funny.

See a list of the contributors.

“There is nothing quite like it anywhere else:
Poetry has had imitators, but has so far survived them all.
It is an American Institution.”—T. S. Eliot

“The histories of modern poetry and of
Poetry in America are almost interchangeable,
certainly inseparable.”—A. R. Ammons

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