Mar 242014
 

One problem with print newspapers today is that they tend to be stuck in uncreative ruts, for example, refusing to publish poetry, for example. It has not always been this way in the newspaper industry. Of course, it would be important to have a poetry editor on board who would publish poetry combining clarity combined with depth, not impossibly obtuse poetry that no one really understands, but many pretend to. I have referred to this in the past as “academic poetry,” overly cerebral, for the most part. Also, an editor who would look for the work of grassroots poets, not so struck on themselves and obsessed with rising to the top. Just one way in which newspaper big-wigs fall short, then complain about sinking circulation and their imminent demise, caused by the internet.

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