Sunday, August 14, 2016

Keeping afloat …

… Swimming in the ‘Drowned River’ of Contemporary American Poetry. (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter.)

I think the anarchic state of American poetry at present will prove a good thing. At least it saves us from a strictly academic poetry, though it would help to have poetry taught — or taught better — in the schools, starting in grade school and including memorization. There is little money in poetry usually (though I've made a bit, thanks largely to some of mine being set to music), but that isn't bad, either. Nice to have at least one art that is done for the sheer love of it.

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