Glynn Young - Poetry At Work
"With Poetry at Work, corporate speechwriter Glynn Young adds eloquently to the conversation on poetry enjoyed by Dana Gioia, David Whyte, and Clare Morgan. I love this book in part because of its difficulty or, rather, ease in classifying its audience: everyone should read it. Poets, CEOs, HR directors, IT workers, nurses, job applicants, and even non-poets. How can you not want to read a book that compares the morning work commute to Joyce Kilmer and Homer? Young´s unique vision of poetry in the workplace goes beyond any primer or workbook, this book is elemental."
poet David Malone
"By rights, Glynn Young ought to be a beaten man. After all, he´s a poet who does his day job in the prosaic world of corporate communications. But after decades of this heavy action, he remains ebullient. And now he´s out with a book on poetry, in which he describes how poetry makes companies work better, shows us ´the poetry of vision statements´ and even more unlikely, the poetry of PowerPoint and the poetry of the organization chart."
David Murray, editor of Vital Speeches of the Day
Poetry at Work, by Glynn Young. Foreword by Scott Edward Anderson. The first in the new Masters in Fine Living series from TS Poetry Press.
The Masters in Fine Living Series is designed to help people live a whole life through the power of reading, writing, and just plain living. Look for titles with the tabs read, write, live, play, learn, or grow, and join a culture of individuals interested in living deeply, richly.
There is value in taking poetry to work, and finding the poetry that´s already there. Publications like Harvard Business Review and FastCompany are starting to write about the power of poetry, noting poetry´s effectiveness in building creative leaders and problem solvers.
Yet there is no single source to guide those who are *at work* every day, with little direction for how to explore the power of poetry in the workplace.
Glynn Young´s Poetry at Work is that guide. From discussions about how poetry is built into the very fabric of work, to practical suggestions on how to be a poet at work, this is a book that meets a very real need.
Published by TS Poetry Press, Nov. 27, 2013
Author of the two novels Dancing Priest and A Light Shining, Published by Dunrobin Publishing (2011 and 2012)
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