Clive James on poetry

Clive James has a column in the Guardian’s Saturday colour supplement that is always worth a read.  In the April 1st issue he took an American journalist to task for asserting in a book that “poetry is over.”

No mean poet himself , Clive James in praise of Helen Hunt’s performance in As Good as it Gets, concludes with some advice for “that dolt in America…poetry is: speech made incandescent.”

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