Demagoguery and poetry: navigating with the pitfalls of populism | Curio

Demagoguery and poetry: navigating with the pitfalls of populism

16 mins | May 28, 2017

As we seem to be reaching a critical time for democracy, where so many Americans seem exhausted enough with it that they see substance in all of Trump’s incoherence, Danielle Charette writing in The Point Magazine, revisits Robert Penn Warren, the American poet and author. As a poet who could acknowledge the pitfalls of populism and go on to write for a democratic audience anyhow, his work offers up a form for holding up our democratic discontent, she writes.

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From The Point Magazine