It's not a test

Even in elementary school it troubled me when our teacher, with all good intentions, read a poem to the class, then asked, What does it mean?  My problem wasn't with the question, but with the idea that there was an Answer . . . A poem is not a test. Readers of poetry can't fail.

— Laura Kasischke

Yes! Exactly, yes.

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