About every five years, if not more frequently, some author makes a splash by writing poetry’s obituary. Every time I read one of those articles, I think about writing a rebuttal. Now I don’t have to: Donald Hall has taken care of that at poets.org. (Now, if only somebody would do the same for the death of the novel…)
(Thanks to Jason Ryberg for bringing this article to my attention.)
Update: looking at the fine print, I see Hall’s article was originally published in 1989. That explains some of the dated references. What it doesn’t explain is why newspapers and magazines have continued publishing “poetry is dead” articles for the past 30 years.