It looks like the most recent post on Dan Wilcox’s blog (about low attendance at the latest “Community of Writers” event sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild) has touched off a big discussion on the state of poetry and spoken word in the area. There are a lot of different ideas and thoughts on the local poetry scene and open mics as a whole. As of this writing, there are 25 comments on the issue.
Click here to read the post and the comments and feel free to add your own to the mix.
After reading the comments and even adding some of my own, it got me thinking about a greater issue that I have been dealing with for a few months now since I started working on a project for OTHER:. The issue is, what is poetry to you? So, I am going to open it up to you, the poets, to let me know what poetry is to you. Go to the comments and speak your mind.