Puppy Love: Robert Pinsky on How to Write a Love Poem
Former U.S. poet laureate offers advice for Valentine’s Day
In “Puppy Love,” Rhett the Terrier puppet and a rotating cast of students, faculty, and staff help solve your romantic questions. On Valentine’s Day, “Puppy Love” fields a question from an anonymous staff member:
“I recently started to date again after taking a break, and I think the rules may have changed. I’m trying to figure out how to show that I’m a caring guy and a sensitive person. I’m thinking of writing my companion a love poem and reading it to her. Do you have any advice?”
Rhett the Terrier puppet knew exactly who to consult—Robert Pinsky, U.S. poet laureate from 1997 to 2000 and a College of Arts & Sciences professor of English. Pinsky has some advice, and some words to woo by.
Do you have some tips on writing a love poem? Or perhaps a favorite poem you’d like to share? Leave in the comments section below.
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