Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great Regulars: Because there are exponentially more poets

writing or committed to writing accomplished poetry today than has ever been the case in the history of the United States, either as a percentage of total population or as an absolute number. Because this means that, within the next few years, almost every American of a certain age will know or be related to someone who writes or is committed to writing accomplished poetry, which puts the workaday commitment to poetry so many Americans share front and center in the lives of millions and millions of Americans who are not poets.

from Seth Abramson: The Huffington Post: Why Is Contemporary American Poetry So Good?


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