When was it, exactly, that poetry got a bad rap?
Surely not during the roadside Burma Shave days of: “Does your husband … Misbehave … Grunt and grumble … Rant and rave? … Shoot the brute some … Burma-Shave.”
These gems were fun, but also functional, like the poetry that Springfield-based author and poet David L. Harrison loves to dish to kids in his books published internationally.
April is National Poetry Month, and David will kick it off at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the Library Center auditorium. He will read from his latest poetry book “Now You See Them, Now You Don’t,” which features animals that use their natural camouflage to hide or hunt.