Earl Gray

Earl Gray
"You can argue with me but, in the end, you'll have to face that fact that you're arguing with a squirrel." - Earl Gray

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Why has contemporary poetry failed to find an audience? - Part II

    At first blush, it doesn't seem to matter how we frame the question:

    ...or variations on "Poetry is Dead".

    It may help to bear in mind that we speak of poetry that is taught by people who think "Prufrock" is free verse, written by people who think AnaCrusis is a Mexican porn star, published by those who have never heard of Margaret Ann Griffiths, performed by no one or nobodies, marketed by those those who think overproducing unsellable merchandise is a solid business plan, organized by members of a party dedicated to defunding it, assessed by those who think "DPK" refers to a Digital Press Kit, and promoted by those who thought closing down the two most effective online discussion forums was a brilliant idea.

    How could that possibly fail?

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