Name: Kali McNutt
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Current City: Birmingham, AL
Occupation: Entrepreneur/Importer/Foreign Policy Semi-Wonk
Age: almost 32
What does poetry mean to you?
Poetry is a way to say more than what is literally on paper—it’s a method of evoking a feeling using few words.
Favorite poem or poet:
For the past two years I have returned to "Failing and Flying" by Jack Gilbert.
Why do you like this poem?
Gilbert’s poem provides an alternate way to look at failure in romantic relationships, a way that I think is more real than most anything I've ever heard or been taught. Also, it has the ability to make me weep every time I read it. A friend shared it with me, and I have shared it with others—all have been moved by it in some way.