POETRY HELPS US CONNECT WITH LIFE

"By bringing small, the most mundane details of our life to consciousness, we are connecting with them and that is something that poetry helps us do because nothing else, certainly not our education, is teaching us to connect with the smallest instances of meaning in our lives, and yet, if people feel about the meaning of tea in their lives, a cup of tea, a cup of warm tea, how tea has played into their childhoods, the giving and receiving of the tea, it can be very powerful."