Tuesday, August 28, 2012

News at Eleven: No wonder writers and intellectuals by and large

disdain poetry. Poets work for nothing, Tim Parks says. In other words, they turn poems out the way a sweatshop in a third-world country turns out cheap toys.

More infuriatingly, most poems are short. They give the impression it took no time to write them. Ten minutes tops.

from The New York Review of Books: Poets and Money


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