A northern monologue
Thanks for the link, B! Very interesting!
I read it after a long day of working on poems. I'm sure my sigh woke the neighbourhood. I don't see myself as a poetry activist, nor do I see myself as an anti-activist. Sometimes I think it would be nice to fall squarely within a definition. Or within a group. Or a school. Something. But then again...
I agree ariel, very, very intesting... I would have liked the author to look at what's happening in the music world a bit more and maybe identify similar trends... ultimately taste is irrelevant, but rather, the connection between author and audience seems to be the question - in music (and I'm a singer) there is so much fragmentation, but now with technology, the dissemination of music/style/genre is so much more likely than when major labels ruled the music world... perhaps the same might happen to poetry once a really good medium emerges (and personally, the electronic one is only so-so), maybe the equivalent of an MP3 player for books!
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