Saturday, 16 March 2013

The YBPs

Pictured above is 30 year-old Luke Kennard, who Todd Swift argues is the standard bearer for a group of tyros he's dubbed The Young British Poets (YBPs). Swift has curated a selection of their poetry for the Winter 2013 issue of the online lit journal The Missing Slate. What sets the YBPs apart?
The YBPs of course emerge at a time of unprecedented social networking and digital over-stimulus. For them, the post-modern apprehension of ubiquity and omnipresence of cultural feed(ing) is a reality. All everything everywhere at once, their norm. As such, these poets are freer than in the past, to draw on outside or unlikely cultural influences.

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