Poetry Benefits Article Quotes UC Visiting Writer

Noting National Poetry Month (April), the website TakePart.com describes the benefits of teaching poetry and quotes visiting Ursinus creative writing teacher Anna Maria Hong. “Writing poetry remains one of the best tools we have for knowing what we think and what we really feel,” said Anna Maria Hong, a published poet and a visiting writer at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. “Writing provides a way for us to process experience, which is often difficult for young adults, to understand it better, to connect our lives with the experiences of others, and to change events through this new understanding.”

The article, carried on Yahoo News, was created as part of the social action campaign for the documentary TEACH, produced by TakePart’s parent company, Participant Media, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates.