internet culture

The Threat of Insta-Poets

The Threat of Insta-Poets

American poets watch as poetry-book sales dwindle and the entire state of fine arts seems to face the threat of dilapidation. In 1988, Joseph Epstein released his deep-cutting criticism on poetry through an essay titled “Who Killed Poetry?” While Epstein laid the blame on the shoulders of the poets of his generation, any modern-day poet is likely to blame a decreasing poetry market-place. In 2006, D.W. Fenza offered his own response to Epstein’s criticism with an article he called, “Who Keeps Killing Poetry?” Fenza claims poetry has become “a market-model formula” of sellers and consumers.

Read More