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Personally, I’d like to see someone apply the trend to poetry. Take a magazine with an online presence, say Pebble Lake Review or 32 Poems, and have readers post songs that suit the mood of the poem or take off on a line or an image.
I think this would attract more takers (and be loads more fun) than Robert Lee Brewer’s challenge, where he asks readers of his collection to mash together bits from his own poems to form new ones.
Although, I do applaud his innovation. We are all looking for ways to expand poetry to a wider audience. [For more on this subject, see previous post.] So kudos. I just like the idea of this playlist thing better. It rides on the back of other cultural trends and incorporates more senses.
It is working wonders in the YA fiction space. [I’ll let you google the blogs.] The question is does it belong in adult fiction?
Tell me what you think:
Do playlists add or subtract from “literature”? Poetry?
As an author, are you embracing the playlist trend or bucking it?