Learn what poetry means to retired clinical nurse Pam Moyle in our thirteenth Passionate Transitory quinterview.
You only have to look at the work of first world war poets such as Wilfred Owen to see how important it [poetry] is. How could the world have known the truth without such poets? I also think of the imprisoned political poets — their writing considered dangerous! Poetry also brings pleasure and relaxation to people in this increasingly frantic world. Poets will always be there to record the truth, so yes — it's very important.