Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. We help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
After all, I’m a poet. And a teacher. I have hundreds of poetry books lining my shelves and wake up early to write poems every morning before heading to school. I carry a photograph of my favorite poet in my wallet, have more poems than songs in my iTunes library, and just recently spent an entire faculty meeting daydreaming about what I would say in my Oscar speech should one of my sonnets be turned into a major motion film.
Denise’s poetry is an example of her belief about current poetry but not in the way you might assume. For example she doesn’t avoid pop culture – in fact she has an entire book about Barbie (Kinky). And talk about taking on breezy vapidity! You’ll never look at Barbie the same way again. As an example, check out her “Buddhist Barbie.” How often do you get poetry that is insightful and makes you laugh out loud?