Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Christine Phillips's Blog

About Christine Phillips
(Show Details...)
Bloggers PhotoMy Biography is Coming Soon...

Is Poetry a Prominent Art Form in America?

Blog Posted:8/12/2013 7:22:00 AM
My dear Soupers:

I am back. Please feel free to discuss your point of view on the subject matter below.

Is Poetry considered a Prominent Art Form in America? Or are Poets in the United States viewed as a group of emotional people? Why is this art form not given more prominence in the United States?

Thank you

Please Login
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 5:13:00 PM
    You could say plays/broadway--but remakes for the most part of old themes etc.--please poets, don't feel exceptionally excluded---all art is a twisted sister except for one form---screwed up modern music!-----but what is perception?

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 5:08:00 PM
    I was trying to be nice but Ruben spoiled it---I've missed you Ruben--He's correct too but name another art that is more excepted in it's pure form by the general public-----none.

    Login to Reply
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 8/12/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've always loved your sandwiches! Pun? NO
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 8/12/2013 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As Emily Dickinson once said: "Ups, I did it again" ... or was it Britney Spears? : D !!
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 4:08:00 PM
    ......... the maximum approach to poetry comes via the exchange of futile greeting cards or meaningless song lyrics plagued with lyrical banality, tireless clichés, and puerile rhymes.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 4:07:00 PM
    No one, ( I repeat: no one) other than "poets" themselves, really cares about poetry. Not even daily newspapers care (publish or review) poems regularly.What U.S. daily would publish poetry today? I think this is the most obvious evidence about the poetry's irrelevance to the American society. Poetry demands readers who give time to the precision of language, to the analysis of concepts/ ideas to determine their essential features and their relations ... even to the "understanding" of metaphors and images. Poetry requires a depth perception, a cultural background ... a dedicated "thinking"... If poetry is "art", I think that America is literally artless; ..........

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Carol, what a great answer!! The people in the card store pondering the perfect card are reading poetry wishing they could write those thoughts themselves!! Admittedly, and true with song lyrics too these are not "deep" poems, but they are "poems". The deep poems like in any art form that works more toward the fringe attracts fewer and fewer mainstream public until all that is left is true devotees. So the bottom line, just like anything, is to know who your target audience is.

    Login to Reply
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 8/12/2013 4:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig: en garde, mon ami! : D
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Sure. We use it in songs, Childrens books, ect... even greeting cards... The heart is always full of poetry. The pure poet who writes pure poetry for their own sake is every where... They are not noticed as much... but are there... There are poetry reading in every town... And writers groups everywhere... Caroline Kennedy sponsors Poetry collection and the Poetry Foundation recognizes it too. We need to look to see it though... Even the Library of Congress notices our efforts... The Prairie Home Companion guy has out books of poetry in numerous libraries...

    Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

Love is The Greatest Gift
Date Posted: 2/14/2014 12:18:00 AM
Do Good And You Will Have Eternal Peace
Date Posted: 2/12/2014 9:59:00 AM
Never Too Old To Learn
Date Posted: 2/7/2014 12:30:00 AM
The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone (Matthew 21:42)
Date Posted: 2/6/2014 7:25:00 AM
A Powerful Psalm For Today
Date Posted: 2/5/2014 5:39:00 AM
Angels: The Fresco (Fresh)
Date Posted: 1/10/2014 7:18:00 AM
Forgiveness is a funny thing”.
Date Posted: 12/22/2013 4:22:00 AM
"Great minds discuss ideas"
Date Posted: 12/20/2013 9:54:00 AM
Date Posted: 12/9/2013 2:34:00 PM
Has Modern Day Journalism Gone To The “Dogs”?
Date Posted: 12/8/2013 4:57:00 AM
Date Posted: 11/25/2013 1:50:00 AM
What defines American Curlture?
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 4:23:00 AM
Poetry Reading Vs Open Mic Night
Date Posted: 10/17/2013 11:25:00 PM
Haiku, Hokku or Haikai?
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 1:19:00 PM
Take your Poems from the Page to the stage
Date Posted: 10/15/2013 4:38:00 AM
Date Posted: 10/13/2013 11:56:00 AM
The Poet's Soul
Date Posted: 10/11/2013 12:00:00 PM
What Does The Boomerang Represent?
Date Posted: 9/9/2013 9:04:00 PM
Alligator or Crocodile?
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 9:23:00 AM
Alligators Bathing In The Sun
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 1:52:00 PM
True Artists Do Not Play Games
Date Posted: 8/18/2013 12:41:00 PM
Date Posted: 8/15/2013 6:54:00 PM
Is Poetry a Prominent Art Form in America?
Date Posted: 8/12/2013 7:22:00 AM
Symbolic Meaning Of Colors
Date Posted: 7/22/2013 5:22:00 AM
Grades Moderation
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 4:57:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/6/2014Through the ValleyDramatic monologuedream,
10/4/2014The Stricken CorridorFree versedream,education,environme
9/28/2014 The Inner CityDramatic monologueangel,birth,death,dream,s
9/19/2014Who Is That ManDramatic monologueangel,blessing,death,devo
9/16/2014So It WasDramatic monologueangel,blessing,christian,
9/14/2014The Sniffling ChildFree verseblessing,child,children,c
9/8/2014The White PatchDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)angel,dream,
9/5/2014Dribbling From The PulpitDramatic monologueabuse,bible,bullying,corr
8/3/2014The Victory LapDramatic monologueanti bullying,bible,boyfr
7/21/2014The Bulldozer in my DreamDramatic monologueboyfriend,cheer up,daught
7/18/2014The Weeping DrumFree versebird,childhood,computer,c
7/2/2014CarcassDramatic monologuecommunity,computer,cousin
3/9/2014Pardon and Mercy Cry Out in the DeepProseadventure,change,forgiven
2/27/2014The Full MoonFree versenature,wisdom,
2/9/2014Souls On FireProseadventure,nature,wisdom,w
1/9/2014Thus Says HeDramatic monologueangel,change,success,trut
12/9/2013CRACKFree verseemotions,love,nature,
12/5/2013RejuvenationDramatic monologuecare,celebration,dance,ho
11/16/2013IT IS OK MR PRESIDENTFree versepolitical,
10/24/2013What's under the veilDramatic monologuebetrayal,freedom,
10/15/2013Blackmail In UtopiaNarrativecourage,faith,
10/4/2013Stone For SandLyricfreedom,
9/22/2013AnswersDramatic monologuehope,strength,
9/6/2013The Swelling BoomerangDramatic monologuecourage,wisdom,
8/25/2013Alligator CharmDidacticlove,wisdom,
8/15/2013 Reveal Your FaceFree verselove,power,
8/12/2013The Raging StormFree versenature,
7/20/2013Green is HealingFree versechange,corruption,lost lo
6/27/2013Virgin BirthFree versecelebration,freedom,
6/8/2013BreakthroughFree versefreedom,political,
6/1/2013Desert HeatLight Poetryculture,emotions,feelings
5/25/2013Show MeFree versechange,kiss,lost love,lov
5/16/2013A Love Poem For YouFree verseangel,courage,love,lyric,
5/3/2013The Break of DawnLight Poetrydesire,feelings,inspirati
4/26/2013HeartbeatFree versebetrayal,emotions,hope,lo
4/19/2013Take me to the countrysideFree verseamerica,culture,death,fai
4/4/2013My FireLyriccourage,inspirational,lov
3/31/2013 Dialog With HimFree versefaith,nostalgia,me,me,str
3/30/2013Midnight MassacreRhymedark,death,fear,women,sea
3/28/2013The Kissing WallQuatrainlove,me,time,love,me,time
3/24/2013Taste ItRhymeinspirational,write,write
3/22/2013From Dusk Till DawnRhymehope,fishing,
3/22/2013SiegeFree versewar,time,
3/21/2013SilenceFree versedeath,
3/21/2013InsightFree versemystery,
3/18/2013RelainceDramatic monologuefaith,fear,war,night,nigh
3/18/2013DroughtFree versenostalgia,
3/18/2013BeckoningFree versemystery,time,
3/17/2013AliceDramatic monologuedeath,suicide,
3/16/2013Quarter to TwelveDramatic monologuedream,pain,sorrow,night,n
3/16/2013IllusionDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)fantasy,love,passion,
3/14/2013Friday NightLyriclove,passion,night,night,
3/13/2013Riches to RagsFree versecourage,devotion,dream,fr
3/13/2013 A Special FriendLyriclove,
3/12/2013Gun ShotsNarrativeconfusion,death,fear,
3/12/2013Micheal's DeathDramatic monologuedeath,
3/12/2013FortitudeDramatic monologueuplifting,
3/12/2013Shattered by her pastNarrativedeath,mom,mom,
3/12/2013 WantingLyricpassion,longing,grief,

My Photos

ps_Guess Me.jpg

Fav Poems

No Fav Poems Selected

Fav Poets