THE SOURCE: “I Thought You Were a Poet” by Joshua Mehigan, in Poetry, July–Aug. 2011.
Pity the placid bard. “Readers are disappointed by poets who aren’t at least a little mad, which is to say visionary, melancholic, tormented, debauched, or somehow awry,” writes Joshua Mehigan, himself a poet. But is poetry really the domain of the disturbed?
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