Watch Out for They Poets


Two guys — A. M. Ludwig and then Dean Keith Simonton — have spent years pinning esteemed artists and scientists to their cork-boards and poking them with sticks trying to figure them out.  They  found out that poets are craziest: most “prone to psychopathology”. banging the gong at 87%. My own early poems, “Drinking Songs”, will only encourage them further.   And I think of some of my pets — Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, Alfred Tennyson, Sylvia Plath — all crackers.

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One Response to Watch Out for They Poets

  1. Sarah J. says:

    Don’t forget Poe, Plath and Bukowski.

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