modern poetry, Rod McKuen, Yeats, Amos Tutuola
Arts and Humanities | Modern Literature
Part of an address during the dedication of the Ernest S. Bird Library at Syracuse University, George Elliott describes the role of poetry in 1970s society, which he sees as both crucial and yet ignored by the younger generation in favor of popular music. He also argues the optimistic point that sociology and linguistic analyses have not added insight into poetry, which maintains an ineffable spirit in the modern era.
Elliott, George P. "What Poetry Knows." A Commemorative Issue on the Dedication of the Ernest S. Bird Library. Spec. issue of The Courier 10.4 (1973): 47-55.