“Mr. Yeats, Meet Mr. Freud” (but not Mr. Ashbery)


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm .

    Hello, Robert. I agree, of course, that poets aren't paid enough for their work and have no beef with copyright extending for a poet's (or any artist's) lifetime, even a decade or so beyond so that heirs can have some control over where and how work is published. (This is especially the case for poets who become prominent only after their deaths.) But in the end poetry–all art,

  2. Robert Schwab
    Robert Schwab January 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm .

    Here, I disagree. Mostly because I don't think artists are paid enough for their life's work, no matter whether they produce that work under the auspices of some corporate distributor or on their own, which the Internet is making more and more feasible. My daughter is an artist, a painter, and I want her paid for her work, because it probably is the only way she'll be able to make a

  3. Chris Lott
    Chris Lott January 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm .

    To answer your closing question: absolutely yes.<br /><br />What scares me is the reality that most authors don&#39;t get it… or I should say they &quot;find themselves on the other side of this issue.&quot;<br /><br />In my other life as an educator and educational technology person, I promote (and run in circles that also promote) open teaching and learning, Creative Commons and other methods

  4. Iain
    Iain January 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm .

    Thanks for the links. I always find it surprising what poets/artists are or aren&#39;t cool with their material being freely obtained online. Like, gangsta rapper RZA (recently featured in a song called &quot;If it Don&#39;t Make Dollaz Then it Don&#39;t Make Sense&quot;) has said he has no problem with people &quot;stealing&quot; his music online, he just wants people to hear his work. Whereas

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