"I try to presume that no one is interested in me." ---poet Billy Collins, as interviewed by Joel Whitney at poets.org
Ha! Now I know why I love Collins's work so much. The whole interview is wonderful.
I do believe poetry should point to something outside yourself. As should all works of art. Even blog posts.
Which is why I'm sending you to GuysLitWire today. They are rocking the world and "Making a Difference, One Book at a Time - the Guys Lit Wire & Operation Teen Book Drop Event for Navajo & Apache Teens"
I defy you to find a better way live out Billy Collins words than to be interested in someone else today.
This post is part of a month-long celebration of not-quite-daily quotes about poets, poems, and poetry. For more quotes, see the archive of the Poetry Quote of the Day. There are many more National Poetry Month celebrations across the Kidlitosphere.