Today on Your Call: What role does poetry play in your life?

Apr 26, 2012

On today's Your Call we’ll honor "Poem in Your Pocket Day" and National Poetry Month by speaking with poets.  How can poetry inspire, motivate, inform, and transform individuals and society?  If you’ve only recently discovered poetry, what opened your eyes to it?  And if you never read poetry, what questions do you have about it?  Join us at 10 or email  What poem or poet is your favorite, and why? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Beth Harrison, interim executive director for the Academy of American Poets

devorah major, former San Francisco poet laureate, adjunct professor at California College of the Arts 

Dr. Raina Leon, poet and professor at St. Mary's College in  Moraga

Josh Merchant, poet with Youth Speaks


Academy of American Poets

Youth Speaks

Dr. Raina Leon

Roadtrip Nation: Devorah Major 

River of Words

Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam: Josh Merchant

NY Times: Adrienne Rich, Influential Feminist Poet, Dies at 82