Monday, December 5, 2011

The age of "Anarchical Plutocracy"

Well, it's the Hill season, and the Economist's Prospero Blog offers an excellent video of Hill speaking about diverse aspects of his poetry, including writing in an age of "Anarchical Plutocracy" (Morris's phrase) and its distortions which affect culture, language, and everything it touches.

See "Poems should be beautiful," The Economist (Dec 2, 2011).

Hill's reading at South Bank Center, Royal Festival Hall this coming Sunday, will no doubt address this issue again.