I love to read, but I don’t know how to read well. I read widely, but I don’t read deeply.So what is a fifty-four-year-old big reader with a busy life to do to correct this? Read something that teaches one how to read deeply, of course. Of course.I nervously checked this book out of the public library. I love poetry more than any other writing, but I know less about poetry than any other type of writing. Would I find anything of value in this book?Yes, happily, I found that David Orr was the perfect person to turn to in order to write a useful and clever book about poetry. Beautiful and Pointless is a wonderful book for anyone who loves poetry. The text of this book is poetry, with lots of apt metaphors and similes. It’s humorous, too, which I found a great relief. Read this book. Read this book if you like poetry. Read this book if you don’t. It’s that good.