The repercussions on society from the pandemic are usually pretty grim.
But Duluth's poet laureate, Gary Boelhower, says poetry reading began a resurgence a couple of years ago, and while no one has surveyed it since the start of the year, he thinks more and more people are finding it an accessible art form that can express the depth of our experience.
After all, Gary says "poetry saved my life."
The Second Sunday reading series begins this weekend, a chance to enjoy the work of several local poets and an open mic, all available via Zoom.
The Duluth Poet Laureate Reading series will take place on Sundays Sept 13, October 11 and November 8 from 3-4 pm. Please contact Gary Boelhower by email at email@example.com to register for one, two or all of the readings.