Poetry – or Worthless Arse-Dribble?

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‘You can set yourself new rules or you can write with no structure for a particular poem and it can be very wonderful; I just think it’s so much harder and so much less fun than using existing forms,’ he said.

‘In the same way if you want to go to the guitar and make a noise without using the chord structure, you’re welcome to, but don’t ask me to be in the room with you. The chances are that it will be horrible unless you happen to have extraordinary natural human gifts.’

from: Modern verse/ just gets worse/ … and worse  

The Guardian online

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