Against the Grain

Making Sense of Poetry

Why does poetry seem so impenetrable to so many of us? Do poets say something and mean something else? Matthew Zapruder talks about what sets poetry apart from other forms of expression; he also suggests ways to approach, read, and get the most out of poems.

Matthew Zapruder, Why Poetry Ecco, 2017

Matthew Zapruder, Father’s Day Copper Canyon Press, 2019

Matthew’s book events in San Francisco (Sept. 12) and Oakland (Sept. 15)

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