Sad Poets

Beat poets seem to be in vogue these days. Such poets are usually “notorious” for their “poetic versatility.” Some of the famous poets in this genre include: Charles Bukowski, Karen Green, Jay McInerney, and John Ashbery.

“The sophisticated poet [Karen Green] has her own blend of Bohemian, seedy, surreal, psychedelic, gonzo, and pop culture references. But her bohemianness is a little disarming, since she knows just how to release it. She also writes quietly and with beautiful harmonies, alternating the visceral, sensitive poetry of Gypsy from her early writing with the heavy, loud, shrill sound of her early ‘getting-up-in-your-face’ poetry of her ‘psychobilly’ phase.” – Peter Mayle, The New York Times

“Charles Bukowski writes about people – you – as if he were always sitting across from you, trying to figure out how to best say what he means. His style is irregular but still highly engaging, combining language that is high-concept and wordplay and brilliantly constructed slang with a psychological insight into the human condition.” – B.R.H. Byrne, New York Times Book Review

“The beat poet, in short, is one who can break up the monotony of the mundane day by writing about events, especially about life, that have been, are or will be.” – Jay McInerney, Yale Review

“For me, one of the most beautiful things about the Beat generation, as a person who was alive during that period, is how successful their early efforts in self-fashioning and in exposing the poverty and despair and dishonesty of the times were. Their poetry and art were very, very effective, and I think that’s what really got them their success.” – John Ashbery, London Review of Books

“The Beat poets are the poets of the twentieth century. They were not chosen for their talent and brilliance, but because they could tap the base of things that are underneath.” – Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times

“Early on, most of their music was improvised and flamboyant, experimenting with complex time signatures and sonorous tones, singing polyphony without basses. Even the narrative poems – many of which were published in pamphlet form – were difficult to follow.” – Barbara Kingsolver, Time Magazine

“Their lyrics were very hard to interpret: you only heard one or two at a time, and often in a sad or defiant tone, such as ‘the only sign of happiness / when you’re damned dead.’ Many of their songs were inspired by the Beat poets, but often they reflected their own feelings.” – Iain Sinclair, The Sunday Times

“These are the rare poets who have transcended the limitations of the Beat movement, making them work as normal human beings.” – David Brown, In These Times

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“Beat poets, what is there to say? – It’s another way of saying sad poet.” – Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times

The sad poet may seem to be marginalized, but they have to be if we want to keep pace with all of the other genres that are also being formed these days. Consider it sad poet.

Sad Poets
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