Josephine Hart takes exception to novelist, Martin Amis' declaration that poetry is dead. I still read poetry fervently so hopefully that means there's still a little gas left in poetry's tank.
From The Guardian:
"Reading a poem involves self- examination ... we don't have the time or the inclination." Ah I weep ... a novelist who does not have the time or the inclination for self-examination ... surely not! As Harold Bloom tells us, we read "in quest of mind more original than our own". An act of humility as we travail "the inferno of the living".