Poetry Sneaks Into the Mainstream

Rob says: “In all the news media, from mainstream to alternative, there is only one source I know of that regularly calls on poets to add their flavors: the PBS News Hour. This is largely due to the influence of my old friend Jeff Brown, who is one of main journalists there. Check out the News Hour poetry page.

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Towards a New Spirituality in Poetry

“The Kosmic Karma of an Integral Poet” by Paul Lonely

Dear postmodern and contemporary artists of the world: You’re trying too hard. Most of you seem to be dead set on becoming the next ‘mad genius.’ And, quite frankly, it’s cliché . . . It’s high time for a group of integral artists to transcend the trendiness of self-deconstruction and call for a global transformation. May I be so bold as to offer a couple new mantras for the 21st century? Here’s the first: Art for Spirit’s Sake. Do you like it? If so, I offer the second: Sanity is the new Crazy. Shadow work, meditation, yoga, contemplation, prayer, authentic self inquiry. SANITY is the new Crazy.