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Haha, it was a decent poem, but I think I would've liked to have seen that line in it. Congrats by the way on the album! Hope all is well in cW world!
Heh, maybe this summer I'll get back into it!
Yes, I agree that the American poetry community in general is overly earnest and self-inflated. I think I've shared this before, but in Jennifer L. Knox' A Gringo Like Me we see one of those hard to find examples that you're talking about. Maybe it's just me, but poetry in the popular consciousness (in English at least) is supposed to be something transcendent, transformational. It's supposed to be achievable by an elevated class of humanity and enjoyed by similarly elevated people, which is fucking dumb. Anyway . . .
I think it's very common for people to try to create something with an expectation of how it will come out. That's not a bad thing necessarily but I feel like often people are limited by their own expectations and end up abandoning or throwing something away because it doesn't turn out how they thought it should.
Anyway, one writer who influenced me deeply gave me two pieces of advice. One was just before graduating undergrad. He said, "write a screenplay ".
The second piece of advice was given to me when he wrote me a letter of recommendation to law school (which I did not end up going to): "lawyers can write poems too."