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Is there a problem with modern poetry and its current critics/publishers not giving due respect to its historic foundation?

Blog Posted:2/24/2020 9:02:00 PM

Should one write as sincerely as possible - the ideas,thoughts, words --images,etc. coming from heart and soul?
Or should it be a more tailored approach, with heavy edited -- in order to bow to poetic form and the current
flavors of modern poetry, modern critics, modern editors? Such may have never crossed your mind but such is a
serious amd important question, imho.
How true should one stay to their roots, their individual style-- to theit heart and soul?
My take after 50 years writing poetry-- To thine own self be true....
If that means bowing to the current demands of critics/editors fine. If it means going against such creativity
dampening restrictions fine.
Poetry currently faces a ongoing drive to gather in as many new poets as possible- and do so by being so inclusive
as to promote less depth, less true mesaging while giving way to more emotion. And often heralding extreme emotion
to a point that to me seems to be absurb.
Below is a link given with a brief excerpt that touches on this theme, this new course modern poetry has taken...

Much more at link given.......

Robert J. Lindley>>>>>>>>>>>>>

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/69004/sincerity-and-its-discontents-in-american-poetry-now

 PROSE FROM POETRY MAGAZINE
Sincerity and Its Discontents in American Poetry Now
BY PETER CAMPION
The word “sincerity” has a strange wiggle in discussions of poetry. Some use it as an accolade and others as a criticism, and it’s not always that these people disagree about the work at hand. The word has simply come to mean various things. Much of this slipperiness derives from its being a relatively new word and concept. In his enduring study, Sincerity and Authenticity, Lionel Trilling located the origins of sincerity in the Protestant Reformation. Beginning in the sixteenth century, there appeared new images of the writer as the individual believer speaking from faith alone, and later as the citizen acting within democratic structures. These images found a natural fruition in America, itself the result of those historical currents.

But even here “sincerity” arrived with its undercurrents of discontent. D.H. Lawrence suspected as much when, in Studies in Classic American Literature, he claimed that American aspiration rose not from ideals of freedom, but rather from refusal and alienation. Behind the advertised values of public-spirited straight talking lies “something grimmer, by no means free-and-easy.” Lawrence pronounced that “you have got to pull the democratic and idealistic clothes off American utterance” if you want to understand the life of this new republic and the art made from its speech.

You don’t have to buy his sociology to see the literary value of Lawrence’s identifications. So much of our best poetry gains its strength from pitting the public, communicative urge against the naked discontent that those “democratic and idealistic clothes” attempt to cover. Think of Whitman, who even as he offers “every atom” of himself in the unfolding of his poem, admits that in the eye of an ox there seems to be “more than all the print I have read in my life.” Think of how, even as Whitman celebrates civic life, he repeatedly throws out images from which his citizens might recoil, right down to “the sick-gray faces of onanists.” Or consider how Dickinson, although she directly addresses her reader and invites him into genuine exchange, exclaims “how public, like a frog” it is to speak one’s self to the civic world, that mucked tangle of the marketplace that feels like “an admiring bog.” This tension between the urge toward sincerity and the underlying dissatisfaction that torques it remains a generative force in our poetry. To evaluate the poems of our own moment, we need to understand it.

Maybe the first step would be to cut sharper contours around our idea of “sincerity” itself. In so many of the formative arguments of modern and contemporary poetry, it receives only the roughest definition. Take Louis Untermeyer’s Modern American Poetry, his anthology of 1919. This was a dramatic act of tastemaking, and a successful one, at least commercially: Harcourt put the book through seven printings. Opening his introduction with a declaration of America’s “poetic renascence,” Untermeyer bases his polemic on a celebration of sincerity. He claims that the poets in his anthology have sloughed the constraints of lyric convention:

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Date: 2/26/2020 7:05:00 PM
For what it's worth I believe most art has been dumbed down to appease an increasingly lazy liberalism. In my view this world is crying out for a post-modernist Renaissance and I hope it arrives soon. You just have to look at what passes these days for music, art, poetry, and intellectualism to see there's a huge void that needs filling.
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Date: 2/26/2020 10:33:00 PM
Thank you for commenting. A Renaissance is needed and it can not come too soon for some of us that have been thinking that for years now.. God bless..
Date: 2/25/2020 11:27:00 AM
I did not like poetry at school and shakespeare still leaves me cold but as a relative newbie to poetry I find your blogs fascinating Robert and I have learned so much since picking up my pen and posting my first poem in 2014. . Keep on enlightening us with your knowledgeable words:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/25/2020 2:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I post blogs with the idea, the sincere wish that such information is useful to others and also a helpful promotion of poetry in general. Myself, I firmly believe in studying the poetry greats of the golden age. And as dad always said to me-- "Son knowledge is power, knowledge is key to improvement in so many things in life. Live to always seek more of it, especially in regards to things that you love and want to protect." God bless...
Date: 2/25/2020 6:29:00 AM
This is similar to what happens sometimes in other arts. The music industry for instance. A successful band may be 'guided' in focusing on a certain song or even naming the album after it, even if the band never had that intention. I suppose one could make a distinction between a writer changing styles just for the purpose of getting published vs changing styles in an attempt to vary their style, or add additional styles. Using different editors like one would use different gym equipment to develop different muscles or muscle groups. I have no interest in being published, but I have given thought to trying to develop another style.
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Date: 2/25/2020 9:50:00 AM
Thank you my friend. So true that each poet has the right to present poetry as they deem best- as they decide to offer the reading public. And as they my decide to change as they continue on in their poetic journey. Creativity is the first golden key in my estimation-that and heart and soul, lead by sincerity.... If those are the first three keys-- then the rest will naturally follow suit.. God bless... Experimenting is usually a good thing, in order to better find what one really wants to get across....
Date: 2/25/2020 5:02:00 AM
Robert,Louis Utermeyer would have fitted in here..especially his quote 'what most of us don't realize is that everyone loves poetry'(proven later by pop music lyricism) and his observation that it is the ' innovators 'who push the envelope ' in most field of endeavours, including our artforms.more about Louis (inc his poetry is found at poetryfoundation.
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Date: 2/25/2020 9:45:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I try my best to keep up with my studies of both the golden poets of old and the contemporary poets that are now being published. As well as some of the very fine and even magnificent poems being presented here. It is a very demanding and time consuming task. God bless..

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