Each April the Academy of American Poets recognizes National Poetry Month as a way to increase awareness of and appreciation for poetry in the United States. Western Kentucky University Poet Laureate, Dr. Mary Ellen Miller, believes that anyone can learn to appreciate poetry.
"I think a lot of people have been taught to like the wrong kind of poetry or they’ve been taught good poetry the wrong way.”
Miller said a good poem touches the head and the heart.
"A poem says something fresh. It’s something that’s human and real and that gladdens the heart of people who can understand it,” said Miller.