April is Poetry Month: "Look in Thy Heart and Write!"

April is Poetry Month. What should you do about this? Take advice from Sir Philip Sidney and "Look in thy heart and write." Sidney composed "An Apology for Poetry"  (Defence of Poesie) in 1575, and in this essay he maintains poetry combines the liveliness of history with philosophy; this combination is more effective than either history or philosophy in inspiring readers. According to Sidney, poetry [...]

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