The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals

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The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals

And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see – it is, rather, a light by which we may see – and what we see is life.

– Robert Penn Warren –

The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals

“Wallace Stevens was one of America’s greatest poets. The author of “The Emperor of Ice-Cream” and “The Idea of Order at Key West” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955 and offered a prestigious faculty position at Harvard University. Stevens turned it down. He didn’t want to give up his position as Vice President of the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company…I’ve written in the past about how business leaders should be readers, but even those of us prone to read avidly often restrict ourselves to contemporary nonfiction or novels. By doing so, we overlook a genre that could be valuable to our personal and professional development: poetry. Here’s why we shouldn’t.” This HBR author and blogger shares more. { read more }

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Make time to read a poem today, and share it with friends.

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