Bad times in the poem biz

Well versed - The Australian

"Poets used to be like rock stars. Their verse was recited, remembered and regarded as the pinnacle of a writer's achievement. Now a real rock star in Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature with lyrics that are to poetry as a clay pot is to a golden bowl. Poets now seek succour in the dubious sanctuary of academia and struggle for a dwindling reading audience, like beggars fighting over the contents of a ­dumpster."


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