“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Indeed, as lovers of the arts and humanities, we hope that others find solace in poetry that, despite often being written in the most difficult of times, still reaches toward hope.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we asked our community to submit videos of themselves reading one of their favorite poems. In this first installment of Corona Coffeehouse, English faculty at the University of Tulsa share their poetry picks. We hope you enjoy this series–and find some comfort in poetry during these challenging times.