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  • Writer's pictureNathan Brown

If You Must...

"Poetry makes you famous

without an audience,

an abstract or kind of photo-fame."

~ Ben Lerner

I just finished reading Ben Lerner's essay/book, "The Hatred of Poetry." And... man... sheesh... wow.

Okay, so that's not helpful. But here's what I will say...

This book is not for people who enjoy poetry. It is not even for those who enjoy writing it. However... for anyone who wants to "be" a poet? Then... I'm afraid... you have no choice.

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