Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Milton Rosen
Dear Editor,

I need look no farther than Poetry magazine to find a reason for poetry's decline. I have read almost a year's issues, and the poetry I've found is so obscure and contrived as to be meaningless or incomprehensible. Poetry magazine has (or had?) a great reputation. It once had fine editors who fostered the careers of Frost, Eliot, Pound, and Stevens, but that was many years ago. I think you are living in the past, riding on past performance.

Delray Beach, Florida

Originally Published: October 30, 2005

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