These days, I don't read poetry as often as I should. April is National Poetry Month, a reminder to us all to celebrate the art form and revisit our favorite poems from time to time. For a long time, Kenneth Patchen was top of my list of tortured pacifist poets. He died in 1972 after living for most of his adult life in pain from spinal injuries; it was only a few years earlier that I discovered his work, which often combined words and pictures in a way that was new at the time. The Journal of Albion Moonlight remains one of my favorite all-time reads, but the collected poems stays in my own permanent collection. Do you still read poetry?