Button "Poetry" kept getting aggressively recommended to me in ads on Facebook, so I decided to check it out, and I have come to the conclusion that it is the most vapid psuedo-intellectual bourgeois spectacle I have ever seen (pic related)55 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Libs eat that shit up when the poems aren't even well-written because it tells them what they want to hear. Sure, you can like what a "poem" is talking about, but that doesn't make it a good "poem", and the stuff they talk about is basic bitch lib shit anyway like "a cashier looked at me funny once at the grocery store, it was probably because I'm LGBT". Or stuff about muh depression. Newsflash; we're all depressed, honey. It's hard not to be in a society this alienating.
If this is what's considered good modern poetry, can poetry be saved, or is it dead and buried? All of the examples of modern "poetry" that I can think of are similarly vapid, but I am very okay with being proven wrong.
because it takes effort?
This is true, Rap is also sorta dead too, because most mainstream rap - (LOL at rap being mainstream BTW) - is just cheap mumbling and screaming, as opposed to the aggressive but well-spoken messaging of older rap.
No. I have three published poems and I want to republish them in a collection when I have a hundred or so, after writing for 10 years or so.
Rap is going through the same exact evolution that rock did in previous generations: it's gone from a grassroots, anti-establishment genre of largely proletarian origin to one that has been co-opted and thoroughly assimilated by the mainstream music industry, and as such is becoming stagnant and losing its potential for further creative development.