"I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance." --Wesley Snipes

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Diagnosis: "Experimental" Poetry in 2004

I'm reposting this, as I'm interested in responses.

"Most young poets these days write either like early Simpsons (first three seasons) or late Simpsons (last six seasons). What we need is more poets writing like Futurama. This may not save American poetry, but it may offer a corrective to poetry that, while reasonably witty (in both senses of the word) seems to be trying to ironize itself out of feeling."

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