Sunday, October 11, 2009

Poetry Scene: Current Difficulties

Article from UK poetry blog, TextEtc (not to be confused with the Mountainair painting group, Art Etc) current difficulties with poetry

Poets have a poor public image, and make very little money. The problems are their self-centred attitudes, suspect reviewing, commercialization of the book trade, timidity in academia, the barbarism of literary theory, and their own ceaseless production of very indifferent work.

Supply Exceeds Demand; Money Matters; Competitions; The New Aesthetic Barbarism; Reviews and Reviewers; Elitism of Academic Critics; Subjugation to Theory; Classes, Workshops, and Literary Groups

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