Sunday, January 1, 2012

Oprah on Poetry (or poets at least)

I just found this, and wonder if anyone else saw this last year:

I don't know if I'm jealous of these young women for having Oprah's glitter dust scattered their way, or upset that they had to use their bodies, not their words, to obtain said glitter dust, but either way, I think it says something about our culture when the only way poets can receive attention is by modelling clothes well outside the salaries of most poets.


Geoffrey A. Landis said...

And they didn't even get to keep the clothes!

Anonymous said...

Rising young poets? Great, we don't have enough Adj Professors, failed screen writers and coffee clerks.


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