It is happening now all around you.
â€œPoets open up vistas on a world in which we live, but which, lacking their eyes, we have never seen. They discover for us the glory of the commonplace; through them we glimpse the strangeness of the familiar, the miracles of everyday. It is this combination of observation and intuition â€“ observation plus imagination – which distinguishes the poet, whether he prints his poems in a book, writes them privately in letters and notebooks, or never writes them down at all, but lives them. His vision is the vision of all, sharpened and intensified, Through him, inarticulate dreamers â€“ for we are all dreamers and potential poets â€“ are released and their lives amplified.â€ Louis Untermeyer, April 1935