In the current issue of The Bridge, PoemCity co-coordinator Michelle A.L. Singer interviews Chard deNiord about education and poetry, and about serving as link between poetry and the people, as the state’s Poet Laureate:
Poetry is diverse and wonderful enough that I can think of any number of poems for each group that I’m addressing. And my hope is, ‘Oh! That poem speaks powerfully to me, those lines from Gilgamesh, that knock me over. Maybe there’s another poem I could go to…’ It’s really just about starting a fire, a poetry fire.
The article has made today’s Poetry Daily News!