Please read this piece

by James Lileks about one of Rocket Man’s favorite topics, political poetry. It is hysterically funny. The piece appeared in Jewish World Review in February. I found it today through Natalie Solent’s blog. Here’s a sample:
“Visit www.poetsagainstthewar.org and you’ll find poetry by the cubic ton. Five thousand poems; one or two ideas. It’s poetry in the modern sense — namely, arbitrary line breaks, apocalyptic shrieking, hysterical metaphors, and unmediated shouts from the sweaty id. If poets are indeed the unacknowledged legislators of the world, it’s time for term limits.”
Lileks’ attempts at Clinton-era political poetry are also not to be missed.

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