Article: Poets can lie.

In my short time as an assistant teacher for Intro to Poetry, one of the questions that kept popping up with my students was whether or not poetry had to be autobiographical. There seems to be a general assumption that whatever a poet writes is truthful.

This article discusses that assumption: “The Poet Never Affirmeth” by Travis Kurowski

http://therumpus.net/2010/05/the-blurb-17-the-poet-never-affirmeth/

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