Thursday, September 8, 2011

Texting, the future of modern poetry

Defending the use of text messages by young people, a poet laureate has claimed that texting is the future of modern poetry.

Carol Ann Duffy claimed the language of 'txt spk' lent itself to a new generation of young bards.

"The poem is a form of texting. It's the original text," the Daily Mail quoted the 55-year-old poet as saying.

"It's a perfecting of a feeling in language. It's a way of saying more with less, just as texting is.

We've got to realise that the Facebook generation is the future, and, oddly enough, poetry is the perfect form for them. It's a kind of time capsule - it allows feelings and ideas to travel big distances in a very condensed form.

Full report here Times of India

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