Young performance poets converge on IU for a week of verse.
Name one living American poet. Take a few seconds to think about it — we’ll wait. If you didn’t come up with more than one or two — or any at all — it wouldn’t surprise Adrian Matejka. The Indiana University Ruth Lilly Professor and poet-in-residence isn’t unaware of the declining popularity of the art form compared to previous centuries, particularly in the United States. “We’re talking about poetry, something hardly anybody pays attention to in the United States,” he said. “People will know of ‘50 Shades of Grey’ even if they don’t read — but if you ask them