Wednesday, December 26, 2018

In case you wondered …

… Is Poetry Really Dead? | Lifestyle.

When honest and eloquent language in general is not valued, poetry with its insistence on le mot juste, verbal resonance and cultural memory -- including the need for concentration in an Internet/Facebook/Twitter world awash in facile verbiage -- must obviously sink into decline. After all, in an age of fake everything, why should poetry be an exception? The true poet would have to be a prodigy of monastic virtue, eschewing the apocrypha of his nominal peers.

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