Why not poetry?
April 27, 2011 11:59 AM Subscribe
This is a question for people who read widely, but don't choose to read poetry. What are you're reasons for not reading the stuff?
posted by troubles to Writing & Language (146 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Be as frank as you can. I'm just trying to get a sense of how non-readers of poetry regard it, or find problematic about it, or what might have turned you off it, etc. I'm a poet working on his first manuscript and am too immersed to have a clear outsider viewpoint. But I'm curious and hoping to address some of these concerns in my work, or at least be conscious of them.