Doug Wilson on Poetry’s cul de sac

He writes:

Through various circumstances, we have got ourselves into the cul de sac where poets write for other poets, getting published in journals with a circulation of seventeen, instead of writing for the people. And the people for their part have responded by walking away from that elite guild of poets in disgust. In order to bring about a reconciliation, we all need to recognize that poets are simply people who are good at a particular task, not unlike the plumber, and they need to be brought back to the idea of service. If our plumbers thought the way the elite guild of poets does, our pipes would be just like our poems — leaking all over the place

He also linked to my ‘Literary‘ page as a good example of the service of poetry.

Not really, but I like his thinking anyway.

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About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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