Postmodern Collage Poetry

A blog about writing collage poetry, post modern poetry, multi lingual poetry

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Poetics and Politics

Early this year there was allot of yelling by poets against the war et cetera. While I think this effort was noble, I think something else needs to be asked. Post modern poetry is opaque and not an easy read-- much of the neo confessional stuff (read Hirsch, Pinsky et al) is personal and sappy-- I wonder if as poets we need to re examine the need to write manifestos and to challenge the political establishments accepted norms in new ways.