The New York Times informs me that Richard Wilbur just won the $ 100,000 Ruth Lilly poetry prize.
The article then goes on to quote Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry, as saying:
"If you had to put all your money on one living poet whose work will be read in a hundred years, Richard Wilbur would be a good bet."
Oh, come on. I mean, look, I like Wilbur and I'm happy he's won, etc. but the one living poet who'll survive? Wilbur? Really?
I'd go on about this but a) it's two thirty in the morning and b) I realised I've already blogged about this greatest living poet thing. Here. And about Wilbur. Here.
Sigh. I'm becoming one of those people who don't have conversations any more - they just point you to their blog and tell you to read their views.
Categories: Poetry, CurrentAffairs