the poet’s opinion

May 10, 2016

Opinion page, May 10, 2016

If you’ve been following the peregrinations of Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, you know he’s everywhere, all the time. Today, in fact, he’s in The Seattle Times. His Opinion-page article, “Lack of art hurting empathy,” applauds the benefits of direct experience with art in its many forms and suggests how much we might be losing by not making art a higher priority.

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2 Responses to “the poet’s opinion”

  1. Cheryl A. Fear Says:

    Poet William Merwin said that human beings have the capabilities of imagination and compassion–two things necessary for empathy. Thank you making the connection between art and empathy. It made my day.


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