August 28, 2015 at 11:22AM on Facebook
Yes. Though I think a healthy sense of the comic and absurd aspects of life is even more valuable.
‘On Melancholy’ – The School of Life
I'm the author of several books, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, Words on the Street: An Inaction Comic, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my literary blog Via Negativa. I'm the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a webzine showcasing the best poetry videos on the web. More...