Thursday, June 12, 2014
I have a terrible aversion to the marketing of poetry. Somehow I can't imagine Sappho thinking that selling her poetry is the way forward. Poetry is. It is a way of life, not a career option. A cup, for instance, can be beautiful and useful in a way that you can put a price tag on; the poem, not so much. Yet I also believe the poet should be paid for his work, her work. Do I contradict myself? Well, then, I contradict myself.