Give poetry a chance. Celebrate spring by discovering poems you can understand
Are you like millions of Americans who are turned off by poetry? “I don’t understand poems,” you might say. Or, “I like reading novels, but I just don’t ‘get’ poetry.” The month of April—the time of blooming daffodils and songbirds settling down for their next broods—is National Poetry Month, as declared in 2006 by the Academy of National Poets. Here’s a challenge for you. Rummage through your shelves and select a book of poetry, possibly from the days when you were in high school or college. Find a solitary place, perhaps out in the back yard, leaf through the pages, and find one poem you enjoy. Announce to your family or a friend that you’d like to read them this poem in honor of National Poetry Month. Poets are a diverse assortment of …
Lara Adams of Chalfont has been selected as the 2012 Bucks County Poet Laureate.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Chalfont resident Lara Adams Gaydos has been named the 36th Bucks County Poet Laureate by officials at Bucks County Community College. Gaydos will give her first reading as 2012 Bucks County Poet Laureate at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Orangery at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus. In addition to the inaugural reading, Gaydos receives a $500 award and a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners. Gaydos grew up in a house full of writers. Her father, Thomas E. Adams, won an O. Henry award for a short story in 1962 and her mother, Patricia Ann Adams, was a poet. “I was surrounded by it, but I didn’t think about writing as a career.” Instead, Gaydos graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1994 with a degree in …