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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Public Responsibilities of Poets


Christina Brooks pointed out this article from The University Bookman, "The Public Responsibilities of Known American Poets," and suggested it might be a good post for the Clevelandpoetics blog, saying "It makes some really good points in it about poetry... and a poets role in society."

"But if poetry has a greater purpose because ostensibly it is capable of directly advancing a collective social good, one must commiserate with those sincere poets who are excluded from these inner circles. Under these conditions one hopes that their love of their art will sufficiently inspire them despite their long treks towards probable nothingness."


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

God, can that quote be more boring?
It's like a poem.

Anonymous said...

Nah, most poems would have more angst-- still boring, mind you!

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Feel free to read the article and post a more interesting snippet.

Anonymous said...

I'd love too but I keep falling asleeeeeee

Anonymous said...

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Cited...

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau