Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jim Morrison: Great American Poet?

Originally posted at The Poetry Foundation, Daniel Nester has written a lengthy, yet interesting essay about the writings of Jim Morrison...

When You're Strange: Jim Morrison Great American Poet?

People are indeed strange in that we can't seem to resist adopting elitist tendencies. I find it difficult getting behind any group that imposes the confines of strict rules upon creativity. It bothers me that without academia approval, Jim isn't allowed membership into the club.

I never liked the idea of looking to someone else to tell us what is legitimate art. I tend to think that like all art, the definition of poetry and our enjoyment of such, is up to each and every one of us.

... you decide.

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