Booktube Bites: Why Do We Read Poetry?

Booktube Bites is a weekly segment in which I spotlight cool bookish videos on the internet. I will discuss some entertaining videos and Booktubers which you can check out. Feel free to participate as well, and send in your own recommendations of videos you would like spotlighted.

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Today’s Video: Why We Read Poetry?

As you might already know, April is National Poetry Month. This annual celebration highlights the extraordinary legacy and achievement of American poets and encourages readers of all ages to indulge in poetry. In honor of National Poetry Month, I decided to share a scene from the movie Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams. In the film, Williams plays the role of English teacher John Keating who inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

In this particular scene Keating asks his students “Why do we read and write poetry?”. It stresses the importance of art form and how we can contribute our own stories through poetry.

Question of the week: What is your favorite poem/poet? Share it in the comment section below.

Have a great weekend!


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