Saturday, September 23, 2006

Pet Peeves

People who argue that making poetry more accessible vitiates the art form while simultaneously decrying the state of modern poetry vis a vis its audience.

If there is no true inherent system in poetics to judge whether poetry is "good" or "bad" or just plain "ugly"; then why is everyone so upset at David Lehman's choices - whether or not they smack of cronyism.


Patry Francis said...

I have a couple of pets that look very similar to yours.

Nick said...

We must have got them at the same pet store. ;-)

Kay Day said...

Hi, Nick,
On the subject of Lehman, his choices illustrate my belief that poetry is tribal, and it may be so because of personal politics or a poetry aesthetic.

I don't buy the "Best" series anymore for one reason. They ain't the best.

Kay Day

Nick said...


Nice to see you in these parts. I think that quite a few of the bloggers in this community agree with you.