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.