This is in the D.C. area if anyone is interested. Well, it could be gone by now, but when I last saw it— 3-4 years ago, it was in the D.C. area.
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.