Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's so cold in Poetry we gotta get down on Poetry

Perhaps you are familiar with the youtube sensation songs "It's so Cold in the D" or "Friday."

Like, I ain't linkin' to them. You know them anyway.

It's so Cold has over 6 million views.

Friday over 40 million.

The highest poetry video I can find? Something from Def Jam with about 2 million views.

What gives?

I like poetry and all but when we can make a poetry video that gets more traction than a video ironically watched by hipsters and loved by the masses well, then we might be able to look A. Petri in the face.


stu said...


Just saw this, and I thought this might be a useful place to drop it off: BBC: Sylvia Plath: Jillian Becker on the poet's last days

G. M. Palmer said...

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.