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How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?

How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?

Adam Kirsch articulates exactly the kind of drivel that has become finely tuned to eviscerating the art of poetry and propping up the decadent, philistine plutocracy that it in fact obsequiously serves at every turn, which is precisely all The New York Times Book Review and similar publications that function as mouthpieces of the oligarchy have been capable of doing for decades, coveting the filthy lucre of the publishing corporations and carrying out their bidding. The American academy deserves the bastard child of its own creation. Nothing could be more pathetic than the current state of the art of poetry in America and wherever on this planet its degraded “cultural” influence has reached.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/books/review/how-has-the-social-role-of-poetry-changed-since-shelley.html

Frederick Glaysher

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