WaPo Intern Pokes Poetry, Concludes It Is No Longer Living


  1. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett January 27, 2013 at 2:48 am .

    When I read &quot;writing&quot; of the sort you&#39;re talking about here (i.e. the commentary from the ComPost blog), I remember again why it is that I&#39;ve never taken any university (or even high school) courses in Literary Criticism; and I wonder, idly, what the authors of such writing believe writing to be, and what they feel is the value of living in the world. And similar questions.<br /

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 23, 2013 at 9:49 pm .

    Well, to be fair, I haven&#39;t seen any of his plays. I have discovered that he has his BA in poetry from Northwestern and his MFA in poetry from Johns Hopkins (by his own account: see <a href="http://www.suilebhan.com/2010/09/10/why-poems/&quot; rel="nofollow">here</a>) but has evidently concluded that poetry, as Eliot put it, is &quot;a mug&#39;s game.&quot; If so, he mistakes poetry and mistakes

  3. ::
    :: January 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm .

    Re Gwydion Suilebhan: of course there&#39;s no &#39;New Age blather or vague nonsense or gibberish&#39; in the theatre. Dear me, no!<br /><br />Disappointing. I don&#39;t care what Alexandra Petri thinks, but one would hope a playwright would be an ally.

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm .

    Conrad: You&#39;re almost certainly right. I just couldn&#39;t resist.<br /><br />Ed: Great link! Haven&#39;t had the chance to read it straight through, but isn&#39;t this the kind of thing we need more of?

  5. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker January 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm .

    she lives near me but has yet to come over.<br /><br />So, you expected more from an Harvard Girl who is stck working for the Washington post ?<br /><br />what we need, right now, is a &quot;Luigi Russolo&quot; of poetry::<br /><br /> http://www.unknown.nu/futurism/noises.html<br /><br /><br />

  6. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato January 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />I admire the way you give everyone a fair hearing in matters of poetry but, gosh, why give idiots any airplay at all. Leave them stuck in their own &quot;ComPost&quot; dung.<br /><br />

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