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I like poetry anthologies in general, but what I like most about Parlour Poetry is that every single poem was intended to be read aloud, and, for me, poems are a verbal art form. As far as I am concerned there is no worse fate for a poem to be voiceless, that is, it is written in such a way that it must be read silently, that attempting to share it with others (or just bringing it to your own ears) means running the risk of your tongue falling off. I don't insist all poems must have rhyme of rhy ...more