Sunday, May 17, 2009
Robert Pinsky, writing in Slate, talks about his views about poetry, "Why Doesn't Modern Poetry Rhyme
I'm not sure I agree with him entirely (I like a well-done rhymed poem, from time to time, and I certainly don't think that appreciating humorous poetry means a person is "a jerk"), but, at least, he doesn't just expound his views; what he does is give example poems, and ask the reader what they think about them.
So what's with Pinsky? Do his views have value, or is he full of it?
The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau