National Poetry Month 2015

April is National Poetry Month, and this year’s theme focuses on food and poetry. Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose, declares in her inaugural speech that “food is personal, political, sensual and powerful.” Poetry is inextricably connected to the way we perceive the world, andCanLit Guides provides a study of its engagement with one of these senses: sight and visuality. Head over to Poetic Visuality and Experimentation to learn about how poets such as Jordan Abel, Eric Zboya, and Rita Wong have played with visual form to unsettle our expectations.

To learn more about how to close read poetry , check out our dedicated Research Skills section for explanations, exercises, and examples.