18 December 2009

Poetry Cage Match?

If you haven't seen it yet, this is a debate between Christian Bok and Carmine Starnino about Canadian poetry and the tension between traditional and experimental forms. Two white guys in suits. I dunno. It is kinda sad all around and I think poetry can easily move into more productive, engaged forms of thought.


At 7:16 PM, Blogger Al said...

I think the fact it's called a 'cage match' speaks volumes --- what else would you expect than a male-oriented perspective from such a set-up. Now, poetry mud-wrestling, that'd be interesting...


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