Sunday, a week ago, I’d never heard of Ars Poetica. On Monday I wrote a poem arguing against Dunya Mikhail’s statement, “poetry is not medicine—it’s an X-ray.” It explained why I wrote and read poetry, sometimes as medicine, sometimes as X-ray. Later that day I encountered the term. The next day, Texas Poetry Assignment issued a Call for Submissions of Ars Poetica (Assignment #8). With some more polishing, I’ll be submitting it.