As part of my Poetic Book Tour, Iliana at Bookgirl's Nightstand invited me to write a guest post for her blog about what poetry means to me. Here's an excerpt:
"Poems enable us to hold onto joy as well as sorrow (and all the feelings in between), to remember and re-imagine our day-to-day lives. Poems help us take a step back from life so we can see it more clearly. They give us respite, shelter, even if just for a little while. They refresh us, before we dive back into the hurried blur of our everyday lives."
You can read the full post here. Bookgirl's Nightstand is also giving away one copy of Dear Almost, so be sure to leave a comment there if you want a chance to win.