If there's a silver lining to glean amid a pandemic, Richard Blanco says it's an opportune time for the socially distanced and homebound to immerse in poetry.
"A lot of poetry is about being quiet and being still and observing," the Cuban American poet said. "I think we have that opportunity right now."
And April just so happens to be National Poetry Month.
It's a time when we call on our audience — budding and studied poets alike — to indulge in the art form.