Will Franken: One of my Favorite POETS !
This vapid young woman scrawled verse
to the joy of her publisher’s purse —
and the good of her own.
In her enterprise zone :
shallow waters. She fails to immerse.
A poetess/princess, Miss Kaur
Was promoted through publishing’s power.
Scrawling lines for a hobby,
This perky Punjabi
Turned rupees to dollars per hour.
In theory, “Poetry has always been words on a page, open to anyone”, yet most people feel like it is not. Their experience of poetry came mainly from school and they are led to believe – we all know this is true! – that it is difficult and obscure. There is little public forum or discussion for poetry in mainstream discourse. This is not the case for novels or musicals. This is not the case in other countries.