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Notes from the Classroom: John Stuart Mill's "What Is Poetry?"

With ten minutes left in yesterday’s class, I said, “Sorry, Lord Tennyson. You’re not happening today.” Alfred Tennyson, Emily Brontë, and Matthew Arnold got sidelined, because my students detected something to fret about. 775 more words

"What Is Poetry?"

Why is modern poetry so bad?

With their insistence on the impermeable barriers of race, gender and class, these liberal post-modernists keep anyone from saying anything about anything but his own private world. 27 more words

My Shameful Addiction - To Poetry