Have I mentioned that poetry is everywhere? A case in point...
I am a regular listener of WAMU, my local NPR station. One of the shows I sometimes hear is Marketplace, a business news show. It has an almost-weekly feature called the Marketplace Minute, which is a light-hearted poem by Bill Radke that crams the week's news into one minute.
interview with poet Billy Collins in July. Here's a short poem by Billy Collins about his "workplace feedback."
by Billy Collins
who wrote from Phoenix
after my reading there
to tell me they were
all still talking about it,
just wrote again
to tell me
that they had stopped.
Bonus music trivia from the Marketplace FAQ:
Q: When you "Do the Numbers" each day, what are the songs you play?
A: "Stormy Weather" when the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down; "We're in the Money" when it's up. When the market is mixed, the song is "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing.)"
Laura Shovan is hosting Poetry Friday this week. Her state poet laureate tour has been engagingly educational.