Listening to the Inauguration today, it reminded me of something, something that nobody is supposed to say out loud, especially a writer.
There. I said it.
Today's poetry is particularly offensive - meandering and meaningless. I like a little poetry, assorted TS Eliot, Dylan Thomas, etc., but I'm not sure there's been a poet worth his or her salt in fifty years.
If you want to know why I so oppose movies moving toward elitism, just listen to that poem and see what it's done for poetry.