A canon round for democracy: The literati’s power in a populist era is limited, but vital

New York Public Library (Credit: Getty/Theo Wargo)

Poetry makes nothing happen.— W.H. Auden, 1939

. . . even the millionth tragedywent uncelebrated the day

the world was born. No cake.No sacred confetti . . .

— “At Last,” Erin Belieu, founder of Writers Resist

When Auden made one of the most disputed literary claims of the century, a claim as misconstrued as it is quoted (and often misattributed to Pound), it was after facing censure from erstwhile Marxist groupies for not...

What feeling does this article give you?

#hashtags to follow:

New York Public Library [+]    Getty [+]    Theo Wargo [+]    Auden [+]    Belieu [+]    Writers Resist [+]    Marxist [+]   

More #news: