The second annual “One Poem a Day Won’t Kill You” project

Music may have charms to soothe the savage breast, to borrow a line from William Congreve, but poetry brings pleasure to Philipstown. See for yourself when the second annual “One Poem a Day Won’t Kill You” project, below. To celebrate April as National Poetry Month, we will feature a new video reading each day, demonstrating how a profound or clever verse can both instruct and delight.


The idea for the project originated with The Paper’s layout editor, Kate Vikstrom, who loved an audio version on KRBD, the public radio station in her former hometown, Ketchikan, Alaska. Vikstrom correctly thought that would be a great platform for a video adaptation, and her Ketchikan contacts were happy to see the idea expand.


“One Poem a Day” produces most of its recordings on an iPhone in the office, with an occasional on-location shoot at places such as the Country Goose, a sponsor of this year’s program along with the Garrison Art Center.

Want more? Click here to listen to the 2014 readings.

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4 replies on “Sharing the Joy of Poetry”

  1. A joy to start the week….I just read/watched six but I will keep an eye for the daily entry. Thank you.

  2. I’m really enjoying this year’s crop of poets. Glad you brought this feature back. Keep up the good work!

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