Poetry? Dead in the water, lost forever – what gives?
“I’m a poet.”
I wish that statement was met with more interest and respect.
“We’re going to read some poetry.”
I wish that statement was met with less groans.
What is it about poetry and being a poet that gets such bad reps? Everyone still likes music. If I said I was a songwriter and we’re going to listen to music, that would be received differently. Is is just the term that’s gained such a negative connotation? Why?
What are your thoughts?