I found this while researching for the blog and based on its title wasn't sure if it was going to be serious or not. Maybe one of the strategies would be "Read the poem upside down" or "read the poem in a big fuzzy green hat."
Instead I was pleasantly surprised by the earnest yet humorous tone and the valid thoughts within, although I think the title's a bit of a misnomer. These are not really different strategies for reading poems, but these are important reminders to have before you approach a poem (or, I guess, reading poetry in general).
I hope those on Hubski who do not normally read poetry read this article because I think it is a good set-up for people who may have trouble with the genre.
I remember reading this article! I was also pleasantly surprised.
I love this part. Maybe because it flatters my sensibilities, I don't know.
That final sentence is a bit hammy when written that way, but there is a grain of truth there I think. Poetry is so often about death; maybe because death is the antithesis to kitsch. There, now I'm hammy, too.