I raise you…

I’m seeing Potter’s poetic news weakly held and raising it with the famous essay of Gioia to the world….

I could quote a salient part, but prefer to let the pediatrician from Paterson doctor the words that will heal the nation:

My heart rouses
     thinking to bring you news
         of something
that concerns you
     and concerns many men. Look at
         what passes for the new.
You will not find it there but in
     despised poems.
         It is difficult
to get the news from poems
     yet men die miserably every day
         for lack
of what is found there.