Poetry is pretty much dead. Any contemporary attempts are merely nudges to the now rotten corpse of poetry. After T.S. Eliot's time, only a handful of poets are worthwhile (Auden, Frost). Look back to the 19th century, and people loved poetry, because poets were good. Byron sold 18000 copies of his poetry the day of its publication. Now, poets push out common sludge - formless and unchecked - and continue to give poetry a bad name, and continue to lose readers and potential lovers of poetry. This tirade against modern poetry is merely my disappointment. I read those 19th century poets daily, and when I read the poets of today, professional or not, I am disgusted with how weak and shapeless their pseudo-poems are. Pyuck.