Oakwood owl querying
Pilgrims at the journey gate,
Whooo will pass this night?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

On Poetry

If you are interested in this sort of thing, you might want to have a go at this:
"Semiotics, deconstruction, New Criticism, blah, blah, blah. Poetry is in crisis, says Joseph Wood, and careless theorizing is to blame... more"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know many (actually, most) of the people mentioned, either personally or through correspondence. I have been to more AWP conferences than I can count. Decade after decade. The mere thought of it turns my soul a whiter shade of pale.

But the only real argument against the institutionalization of poetry, or any other art, I think, is flesh and blood. You gotta bleed, not blog.

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

Those of us who can only read are forced to blog.