THE POSITIVE MESSAGE OF NEW AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

About the Poem

The careers and works of Liam Rector and Jason Shinder show how establishment poetry has regressed over the years; how it's no longer even poetry, really-- the music gone from it-- but instead, cut-up examples of bad prose. Requirements of true poetic talent have been abolished.

WHY HAS THIS OCCURRED?
The answer is simple: to get more people into college writing programs, paying large sums of money believing they're poets when they really aren't. The Ponzi scheme of writing programs is kept afloat for more years, sustaining paychecks and careers. All that's harmed is poetry itself.

2 comments:

Teresa E. said...

Oh, just leave those guys alone. You are obsessed with them.

King said...

No, I'm obsessed with literature-- why it's in the shape it's in today, and what can be done to improve it.