09/12/2013 08:49 am ET

Poetry Isn't As Useless As A Lot Of Poets Say It Is


Poetry is useless.

That's the prevailing sentiment in our culture, as far as I can tell. CEOs and lawyers rule the world. Policemen protect property and keep the peace and provide material for television dramas. Athletes and rock stars and movie stars make tons of money and provide material for gossip columns. But poets? Who cares?

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