LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I wonder if I am I alone in finding the bulk of the contemporary poetry I come across tedious and uninteresting. In a word: Boring. It is the lack of imagination that depresses me. Also, many of the poems appear to consist of words and phrases stolen from somewhere else. There is also a pronounced absence of wit and jokes. Oh, and let us not forget the writing, which is often simply bad. I am sure that probably the poets are decent people, by and large, but could not they find something else to do?
Cressida Parasol (Headmistress)