uncommon readers

Most of the avant-garde’s audience consists of mainstream poets. Because they're the only ones who can meet the work at least halfway.


Andrew Shields said...

And yet the avant-garde poets pour scorn on the mainstream poets for not being avant-garde!

Andrew Shields said...

Is it also true that mainstream poets get read by some non-poets?

JforJames said...

Yes, it spills out that way. Some non-poet common readers, however few they may be, do read the mainstream. But the readership of the avant-garde poetry, however that may be categorized, is primarily other poets, and most being poets from the so-called mainstream.