Noah Berlatsky of the Atlantic claims in this article, “As verse becomes increasingly dry, it’s getting more and more irrelevant.”
Agree or disagree?
And..if you agree, is it, as Berlatsky says, “all the fault of the MFA program professionalization of highbrow lit” or perhaps, “maybe it was just time for poetry to die, as genres sometimes do”?
How does what he says deviate from the thoughts of poet Charles Wright, from the introduction to Best American Poetry 2008, calling for the “kraken to rise”?
About the Author: Abigail Browning
Abigail Browning, Founder and Managing Editor, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Abigail has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal Online, The Greensboro Review, Linebreak, and RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize. She also has a passion for jazz music and dance, and teaches swing-era dances in her free time: www.abigailbrowning.com. Currently, she is studying Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media as a PhD at NC State in Raleigh, NC.