Can poetry be relevant today? Do you care?


Valeriya Safronova:
In 1821, Percy Shelley put pen to paper and composed an essay defending poetry against science, called “A Defense of Poetry.” A famous line emerged, inking poets’ into readers’ minds as the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” A humanities major wishes that the argument would have ended then and there, yet practically two centuries later, here we are, still arguing for poetry’s validity and importance.