By Willis Cook
Recently, I purchased a book: “Things Fall Apart,” by Chinua Achebe. Mr. Achebe is Nigerian but obviously received an English education, since he wrote in English and since the title of his book comes from a poem by William Butler Yeats: “The Second Coming.”
I don’t know how you feel about poetry, whether you think it has any pertinence to our modern society or not. Perhaps you accord it about as much attention as “elevator music” — heard, but not listened to.