“Why I Hate Poets” –
By Ahmad Wright
(The following is a post originally published on the literary blog, Yaminatoday.com.
Author’s full bio is at the end of the brief essay).
“People have died writing the novel, or they have committed suicide soon after. How darepoets get immediate love from the crowd before their rhyme schemes set in…”
.Bad poets. Doesn’t matter.
They fill stages with spare pages, and stack
coffee houses and writer’s workshop spaces with attitude.
I’m not impressed.
Poets, with their contempt for authority, and their willingness to greet the world head on outsideof the lonely keyboard, are experts at making the tough look easy.
Hey, You! We're not always impressed!
Creativity is for thetortured soul,the long form prose game. People have died writing the novel,
or they have committed suicide soon after. How dare poets get immediate love from the crowdbefore their rhyme schemes set in, the punch lines are delivered, and the unsuspecting audience
knows what hit them…
He is off limits and doesn’t count for this. Did he riff lyrics from gum wrappers, and steal bongos
from Big Bands to raise meager lines to acoustic prominence?
I don’t think so.
If he ever faked