war poets

A later use of Richard Jobson's Into the Valley.  Young men go to war, young men listen to punk, rap and metal.  Jobson has claimed an affinity with the British war poets, however, war poetry is not only Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, but continues to this day.  There is work coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan by our poets and probably a huge amount written by Iraqis and Afghanis to which we have little access.
Now that everyone can write and be read, bypassing print publishers, record companies, editors and agents, I wonder if there will be a return to the inherent rigours of poetry, the honing of phrases and words, the close expression.  Poetry is the most powerful of all the writing arts, whether attached to music or not.  Perhaps desperate times ask for this kind of precision.  

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