There’s pleasure too, these days, in using a telephone. Phone booths are making a comeback, forÂ example.
While we mayÂ never return to the wart-like, wall-mounted landlines of our youth (or some of our youths), dialing a phone number and hearing someone pick up on the other end can remind us of minor miracles. For a lot of folks under thirty, using a telephone is not an every-day, or even an every-week, occurrence. (Don’t forget to call your parents, kids.)
Re-launched for 2018 and serving up a kitschy blend of nostalgia and innovation, Poem by Phone offers a different poem every day. Listeners who call the number are treated to poems written and read by noted poets, one to two minutes in length. It’s a great way for poets to connect with their readers.
Check it out by dialing:
Poem by Phone is dedicated to the creator of Dial a Poem,Â John Giorno, who made poems available by phone for a number of years between 1969-2012.
These days, our cell phones do so much, we tend to forget there’s a phone function at all. Why not give that keypad a workout and, when you have a minute or two today, give Poem by Phone a ring?