Vibrant local community celebrates the joys of the written and spoken word
By Amy Smart, Times Colonist
The debate about poetry's vitality has had a steady presence in print for decades.
was Joseph Epstein's 1988 piece in Commentary, "Who killed poetry?" and
Donald Hall's 1989 defence in Harper's, "Death to the death of poetry."
Then Bruce Wexler's 2003 Newsweek editorial "Poetry is dead."
magazine Poetry Is Dead, "devoted to poetry and the lack thereof," pays
contributors with a free issue of the semi-annual magazine. "This will
change when poetry undies," it promises.