Tuesday, January 23, 2007

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The only chance poetry will mean squat to the public is if writers start creating poems that are dangerous to people; little hateful, evil pills not meant to be swallowed, yet people will want to do so anyway. Poetry has to stop being nutritious, the health food of the literary world. As soon as poets have a PMRC of our own and politicians are warning kids of the danger of verse, that's when we'll be back on the right road. Until then, we're carrot sticks and granola.

2 Comments:

Blogger With Hammer And Tong...The LetterShaper said...

I agree with this post! I very much enjoyed reading here...as a poet, I found it enlightening and enriching; I spent a pleasant while just following your links...thank you...

9:56 PM  
Blogger Glenn Ingersoll said...

A poem should make you ill.

7:01 PM  

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