Learn to read and write poetry with the New York times

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/learning/lesson-plans/22-ways-to-teach-and-learn-about-poetry-with-the-new-york-times.html

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, The Times celebrated poetry. For instance, in “Broadway Is Closed. Write Poems Instead,” a piece published the same week the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, the playwrite Sarah Ruhl discusses the power of language to heal:

During the 1590s plague, when the theaters were shut, William Shakespeare apparently chose to write poems instead. From his “Venus and Adonis,” penned while the playhouses were closed and writers were essentially quarantined, came this somewhat strange compliment: “The plague is banished by thy breath.” Should we theater people — writers, players and audiences alike — be staying home now and writing and reading poetry as a curative for the next month? Books, unlike group events, carry no germs.

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