Poetry’s Dirty Secret

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The dirty secret of poetry is that it is loved by some, loathed by many, and bought by almost no one.

Is poetry still valuable? William Logan thinks so, and tells us why in an essay in last weekend’s New York Times’s Sunday Review.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →