I found an interesting article by Jay Parini at the blog of Denise Low, an American poet who lives in Kansas.
The article appeared in The Chronical Review and discusses poetry and its importance thoughout the ages and in modern times.
Click here to read Why Poetry Matters by Jay Parini.
Joe Parini is a novelist, poet, and professor of English at Middlebury College. His latest book, Why Poetry Matters, was published in April by Yale University Press.