Jeanette Winterson on Poetry

In The Guardian’s Review section last Saturday, Jeanette Winterson wrote about the upbringing that made her become a writer. In it she says this:

“I had no one to help me, but the TS Eliot helped me. So when people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange and stupid things that are said about poetry and its place in our lives, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy.”

Go here for the full piece which is worth reading.

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