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Even Geeks Love Poetry

It started with that pesky “reply all” option.

It was April 26, 2012—Poem in Your Pocket Day, according to a news story on NPR, part of National Poetry Month. How wonderful, I thought, and then shared the news via e-mail with my faculty and staff colleagues at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The first person to respond hit “reply all,” sending her favorite poem to the whole campus. Another person did the same. Then another. And another. Soon the whole campus seemed awash in poetry. It also …