SATIRE

Regulating the Poetic Economy

With its privileging of elitist avant-garde poetry, the unregulated poetic economy is clearly unfair to story-telling, rhyming, and formalist poets. Indeed, the rejection of storytelling in poetry further demonstrates a heteronormative, cis, white, male bias — those whose stories have already been told and popularized no longer need to tell their stories, while marginalized groups are still trying to tell theirs. By rejecting story, the poetic elites reject the poetry of marginalized groups. And by rejecting rhyme, the poetic elites attempt to marginalize the…

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Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.