“The dirty secret of poetry is that it is loved by some, loathed by many, and bought by almost no one.”—William Logan
I know several readers of this humble blog (including its writer) are deeply interested in poetry. Many are die hard readers of poetry and a subset of that is actively involved in writing poetry.
If you fall into either or both of these pseudo-statistical “cohorts,” you will find William Logan’s piece in this Sunday’s NY Times quite compelling and thought-provoking. I confess it made me both smile and squirm.
Logan is a professor of English at the University of Florida, just down the road from me, and the author of Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasures: The Dirty Art of Poetry as well as of the poetry collection Madame X.
HERE’S THE LINK