Saturday, June 7, 2008

James Scully on poetry & politics

"...much of what is called political poetry, or poetry that deals with politics, is hackwork. From this comes the generalization that politics destroys poetry. Yet . . . most of any kind of poetry is hackwork, is slipshod, undemanding of itself. . . . When you come upon an inept love poem you aren't likely to conclude that love and poetry don't mix."

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