Soooo behind. I’ve never had the opportunity to go to a reading, and sometimes I wonder if I would enjoy one – part of the ritual of poetry for me, is in reading it at my own pace, in solitude. But it is interesting to hear it from the poet directly, out loud, with the breaks and emotion that they intended.

Li-Young Lee is one of my favorite poets, and his poems are emotive and romantic. Here he reads “Irises.”