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Unknown poet submits under famous name

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posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 07:16 PM
Unknown poet submitted his poem under the name of the famous poet John Ashbery. It got accepted by the major literary journal Ploughshares.

The real scandal is that we have created, and continue to sustain, a culture where name and identity are given more value and attention than art and the truth of language.

writes the poet.

posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 05:28 AM
a reply to: vernichter
I'm not familiar with John Ashbery but so far, I like what I'm reading- What is Poetry?.

Thank you for sharing, This is going to be a long read.

posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 02:05 PM
a reply to: MaxTamesSiva

In a related experiment people could not tell the difference between Charles Dickens and the worst writer in history of letters:

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