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Is Poetry For Chicks?

January 14, 2009

Peep peep:

"What really inspired me to write this review, however, is a desire, prompted by Oneiromance, to take a public stand for poetry. How many of you have heard it said on campus, in my experience most often by men, that poetry is worthless or, worse, that reading and writing it is a 'chick' activity?"

--Gregory Pratt, Chicago Flame

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Around here we have a governor who likes to smooth over his rep by quoting Tennyson and Kipling. So is poetry just for chicks and nutjobs? Switchback says no way, then trails off into a slight murmur: "....what's wrong with chicks and nutjobs?...."

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