“Poetry is not the record of an event—it is an event.” —Robert Lowell
Even in times of stillness and physical distance, reading a great poem has the ability to move us, transport us—in other words, poetry will always retain its power to feel, as Lowell says, like an event. At Work in Progress, we’ll be commemorating the art of verse all throughout April to honor National Poetry Month with exclusive features, including original pieces, conversations with poetry luminaries, a podcast produced in tandem with LitHub, and virtual events with poets.
And of course, our FSG Poetry Hotline is back. Each day, you can call 385-DIAL-FSG (385-342-5374) to hear our President and resident poet Jonathan Galassi or Publisher Mitzi Angel recite a favorite poem. Keep calling—we’ll feature a new poem every weekday.