poetry for praise? purpose…

What is more important for a poet? To receive praise, which is no guarantee for great poetry, or to feel that a genuine human emotion was expressed as well and as honestly as possible for that poet? Just thinking, what if, what I write is applauded by the ” experts” but, I simply wrote to please or wrote for the ” experts” ? I don’t know if this is true but I remember reading somewhere that no serious critic ever wanted to go near any of Charles Bukowski’s poems until recently. Now, of course, he is considered, at least on this site, to be one of the 10 greatest poets.
Go figure…

( possibly from Jefferson Carter )

XK

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Author: xelam

The best contemporary poetry”, wrote TS Eliot, “can give us a feeling of excitement and a sense of fulfilment different from any sentiment aroused even by very much greater poetry of a past age. The twentieth-century poetry—its continuities and transformations—with an emphasis on how new poets have dealt with and radically changed poetic tradition. Modern poets have built upon and reacted to the profound legacy of Romanticism (both British and American)—its theories of the imagination, its conception of the poets role in art and society, its complicated struggle with the question of how mind, world and language interact, and its exploration of the status of art, especially textual art, in the world. Twentieth-century poets have grappled with how to make it new, This effort has entailed an even greater self-awareness about and thematization of the interplay between poetry and the world, and an acute self-consciousness about what Wallace Stevens calls the world of words we live in. Modem poetry (along with the fiction is marked by a constant struggle with the paradoxes of living in, with and through words. ( Quoted ) because Un INTELLECTUAL dice una cosa simple de una manera dura. Un ARTISTA dice una cosa difícil de una manera sencilla ... xelam kan

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