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Modern Poetry

Poetry has a poor public presence in contemporary Britain, even though it plays a role in many people's lives. [UK]:
Peter Philpott: "If you are from outside Britain, you would be astonished at the anti-modernist and anti-innovative bias within British literary culture, and especially this mainstream poetic culture. To phrase it aggressively, the cults of deliberately narrow-minded provincial pettiness (Philip Larkin), felt-in-the-bones organicism and nature-worship (Ted Hughes) and populist triviality and accessibility (so many! – say Simon Armitage) have all imbedded themselves deep within the dominant British poetic tradition in the period since 1950."
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