So tickled were Prospect by a recent post on author, poet and all-round man-of-creative-media Julian Gough’s blog that we asked him to revisit the topic for our most recent issue. The result: an Opinion piece outlining the case for Sarah Palin as America’s next poet laureate. As Gough notes, “A great poet needs to leave open the door between the conscious and unconscious; Sarah Palin has removed her door from its hinges. A great poet does not self-censor; Sarah Palin seems authentically innocent of what she is saying. She could be the most natural, visionary poet since William Blake.”
Sarah Palin: a poet for the 21st century?
America may be moving to the left under Obama; indeed, as Newsweek put it, Americans are...