Have you seen this New York Times article called “Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds In Taking Verse Viral?”
It’s about how some poets use everyday tools used by millions of people to promote their poetry. I know, I can’t believe it either. It reminds me of the time the NY Times used another popular medium to reach millions of people to try to take their articles viral.
I haven’t heard of any of these poets before, and I don’t necessarily think the poets are good. But still, the NY Times can’t help but ‘objectively’ deride them.
It’s not that the NY Times said anything wrong per se, it’s the way they said it. You know, just like how you got in trouble in middle school. So let’s bring up some choice quotes…