FOR SHAME: THE CLOSURE OF A POETRY CHARITY IS A TRAGEDY
|WE NEED TO BUY MORE POETRY BOOKS, LESS JUNK FOOD OF THE MIND|
It is hardly to be understood how a nation of tens of millions of university-educated readers cannot find time or money to keep alive a few fragile poetry organisations that form a bulwark against the general ignorance flooding in from the world of sensual-visual pleasures that roil about us. For shame! Put down your EL James, JK Rowlings, Lee Childs, and Dan Browns, and set aside a small penance for poetry. When a society's poetry organs wither, the head is ill. Yes, booklets and prizes have been harvested, shorn off for other bodies to run. But when a PBS goes, what is next?