Dennis Haritou

Poetry for Straight Guys – The Comedian as the Letter C

Every activity that’s worthwhile in life is competitive. That’s the Greek in me talking. Reading is a form of competition as well. Reading poetry is a skill that you should have, like being able to swim. But being able to use a paddle board to get across the pool is not swimming. You can swim when you can do laps on your own. Likewise, if you haven’t read long poems then you haven’t read poetry.

Remember these people. You will be asked about them later.

Photograph by Dennis Haritou