That Very Special Reason

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Eric G. Wilson has given up on the many possible higher education-approved, poet-referencing justifications for devoting your time to literary study.

He will simply tell you, “Poetry makes you weird.”

And in that we rejoice! Read further and explore the rich wonder of poetry’s weirdness.


Nikita Schoen is an intern at The Rumpus, and a Writing & Literature student at California College of the Arts. She lives in San Francisco. More from this author →