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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, a column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Column 7

"Why, someone will ask, doesn’t poetry rhyme anymore? ... I say that it still does, or that it never did. I say: some poetry rhymed, and some still does. Or I try to change the subject." In this month's column, Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas uses the wise words of Shakespeare, John Milton, and Jay-Z to explain why rhymes make the world go round.


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