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The Ol' Spoken Word Ain't Poetry Debate

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Nov. 4th, 2009 | 12:57 pm

Looks as though I officially will be weighing in on the "is spoken word really poetry?" debate. I posted an impassioned rebuttal to (yet another) baby boomer whining about how the poetry scene was so much more vital during the '60s in the comments section of a Geist blog. I ended with "Poetry is not dead. It's passing you by. Join us, or get out of the way," which was a tad melodramatic, but I had been drinking wine, and feeling especially fed up with whiny page poets stewing in hippie nostalgia. It seems my rant touched a chord, as the editor of the blog is starting a magazine and, he liked the comment so much, he's asked me to write a longer response for the first issue. His magazine, appropriately enough, is called Poetry is Dead.

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from: monkeypudding
date: Nov. 4th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)

You should drink more wine while your online.

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