A fascinating article by Irish poet Billy Mills appeared this month in the online UK journal Terrible Work.

Mills writes:

"A bald statement to begin: most contemporary poetry is predicated on a set of unsustainable anthropocentric views of the nature of the world.

"That the world exists to serve as a stage set for the enactment of human dramas. That it reflects the moods of, or evoked by, the poet. That it exists only when observed. That it exists only when written."

Mills' essay in its entirety can be read at http://terriblework.co.uk/sustainable_poetry.htm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why, thank you.

B Mills