The Epic of Gilgamesh is thought to be the oldest epic poem ever written, created in 2000 BCE. Throughout time, poetry has stayed constant, with greats like Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Henry Thoreau publishing cherished works still read and loved today. John Kenney is a modern poet whose work is frequently featured in the New Yorker and other prominent publications. He’s best known for his collection of Love Poems for Married People and joins Viewpoints this week to share his many musings and provide some words of advice when it comes to writing and poetry.
- John Kenney, poet, author, Love Poems for Married People, Love Poems for People with Children, Love Poems for Anxious People
Links for more information:
- The New Yorker: John Kenney
- Masterclass: How to Write Poetry: 11 Rules for Poetry Writing Beginners
- YouTube: Everything you need to write a poem (and how it can save a life)