Thursday, June 16, 2016

Another poetry litmus test.

Someone I know and respect (though he walks a different artistic path than I do) put up a list of poets' names on Facebook.

I didn't see the list, since he took it down after rancor and arguments occurred.

But I'll share with you, the reader, a comment by an Influential Figure (poet, teacher, occasional festival organizer) without further comment:

And I spoke to the difficulty of lists -- inevitably many deserving people are omitted. I don't think Los Angeles' seasoned, accomplished poets would be bitter and jealous -- only dilettantes and frustrated amateurs respond that way.

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