The issue isn't one of good or bad poetry, or of good or bad poets. Everyone is a poet, and everything written is poetry. The only barrier to the recognition of this, is that there are so very many bad *readers* out there; especially readers of poetry.
(snip...) I've posted very little here before and linked
to this because I think it's enjoyable. Hope I haven't come across as pedantic
(snip...) many still hesitate to give Buk his due I think its always worth looking
Sorry for the ramble....
The poetry police are right.
Bukowski didn't write poetry.
Rothko couldn't paint
nor could Guston.
And Cage didn't make music
and Ornette can't play the sax
nor Cecil Taylor the piano
and art is only what they say it is and we should be grateful for
Bless their dull little souls.