Pinsky Answers Pesky Questions
Posted by: Keir Graff
Q. Why isn’t there an FAQ for modern poetry?
A. There is. From Salon (“Why Don’t Modern Poems Rhyme, Etc.” by Robert Pinsky):
9. Well, I like poetry that is amusing, that maybe makes me chuckle a little. I’d rather read something reassuring and light than something complicated or gloomy. Is that bad? Does that mean I am a jerk?