“Abandoned Mine” is looking for:
- Poems that are accessible and understandable.
- Poems people will want to re-read.
- Poems people will want to share with family and friends, neighbors and co-workers.
- Poems people will remember for the rest of their lives.
Many people today are of the belief that they don’t “get” poetry, regarding a poem with almost the same trepidation they might regard, say, a complicated physics equation.
In fairness to those many people, some poems are dense. Or cryptic. Or full of confusing words. (Or all three.) Such poems can be intimidating. Such poems can sometimes dissuade people from reading more poetry . . . more.
Thank you, Dave Seter, for your important and thoughtful poem, “Language of Chemicals and Probable Cause” in Abandoned Mine.