Arts Stop the Poerty Bus
posted by February 28 at 10:59 AMon
Not only must we contend with late buses, and bus drivers who have no mercy for those who are just moments late, and passengers who don’t know “the meaning of water nor soap,” we must also continue to endure the awful tradition of putting bad poetry in the advertisements boards above our heads. This year, “a panel of professional writers” (if these are the same class of people as the ones who now run Seattle Arts and Lecture’s school program, we know what “professional writers” means—therapists, spiritualists, caregivers, mummies and daddies) have asked Seattle’s healthy population of poets to address a subject they are very familiar with, and are more than willing to write about, dreams. Each lucky poet will be awarded $125 honorarium for his/her poem about a dream they had, a dream they want to have, a dream they had as a child, a dream their mother or father had before they were born. Who pays for this? Who reads it? When will this waste of words come to an end? Bring back the advertisements, the public announcements, anything but local poetry about dreams.