Sunday, January 12, 2014
Poetry at Work Day
Mark your calendars. Tuesday, January 14, is Poetry at Work Day. No, you don't need to buy a present. This Tweetspeak-sponsored celebration is simply a creative way to spread the word that poetry isn't just for English majors, anymore. In an article published in the Harvard Business Review, John Coleman contends that poetry can help professional men and women simplify, empathize, and imagine alternatives. Glynn Young, author of Poetry at Work writes, "Whether the space is the Oval Office, a classroom, a home, the cab of a truck or a taxi, a warehouse, an assembly line, a shop or a store, an offshore oil rig, a hair salon, or an office cubicle, emotion happens there. Life happens there. And the dramas and comedies and occasional tragedies that unfold there matter."
Here in the Library, artists and entrepreneurs, alike, can find poetry collections, anthologies, Poetry Magazine, Writer's Digest, and a wide selection of do-it-yourself guides for increasing creativity, including Claire Burge’s recently published Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree and Julia Cameron's classic, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.
So, this Tuesday, no presents—just poetry. Read it, write it, enjoy it!