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Pinsky Answers Pesky Questions

Q. Why isn’t there an FAQ for modern poetry?

A. There is. From Salon (“Why Don’t Modern Poems Rhyme, Etc.” by Robert Pinsky):

9. Well, I like poetry that is amusing, that maybe makes me chuckle a little. I’d rather read something reassuring and light than something complicated or gloomy. Is that bad? Does that mean I am a jerk?

Yes.

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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