Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Utopian Millennial Wish Department

What are your predictions for American poetry in the [21st] century?

In the Utopian Millennial Wish Department, I foresee no great changes in [US]American general dominant cultural views of and attitudes toward poetry or any of the inventive arts. I wish, however, that toilers in the field of poetics oppositional to those dominant attitudes would bear in mind that they, too, often succumb to corporate culture's desire to have everything (not just poetry) clearly labeled and classified.

-- Anselm Hollo (1934-2013), Poetry Society of America Q&A on American Poetry

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