Because it's true: in a market driven society we should all pay more attention to poetry and let it (and other things) widen us as much as possible. Poetry, as much as sex, reminds us of our humanity through the play of words and emotions. And so let's play and feel and stuff. . .
Our first post in the month-long celebration features the brilliant young poet, Zachary Pace. Also a "friend of Colby's," Zach's unique form of video poetry was featured last year on Huffington Post. He's been published in the Awl and received an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence. Knowing of Colby's Get In Bed With Colby Keller sex advice videos at the ubiquitous gay website, Manhunt.net, Zach caught up with us and offered to debut his newest poem, "Manhunt" here to kick of National Poetry Month. So, like, this is an original poem, people. And it's good (and after deeming myself an expert on consuming video poetry, it's best to turn the volume up and go full screen).
Also, by Zachary. . .
And this final poem from Robert Burns, as read by Colby Keller on Robert Burns Day last year, to give you a sense of what else we have in store.
NINE INCH WILL PLEASE A LADY
(read by Colby Keller)