Why the 1960s Was an Age of Poetry

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50 Years Ago This Week: Why the 1960s Was an Age of Poetry– Lily Rothman – Time – May 29, 2017

“…the poet Elizabeth Bishop had another theory for why the poetry craze had arrived, and with it so many new voices: if the world in which we live is ‘horrible and terrifying,’ the best allegory for that world can be found in the most terrifying moments our our lives β€” which are best expressed through poetry.”

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