POETRY IS DYING AND POETS ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

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Has Ghana Neglected Poetry? Let’s Find out

For a Long time now, the creative arts industry has largely been made up of musicians and comedians forgetting about Poetry/Spoken Word and it is so appalling.

every workshop is either about music or movies, how about us?

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Ghana among many other countries has been blessed with great poets. The likes of Nana Asaase, Gombilla the poet, Jewel King , Lams Ahmed and Mumin the wordsmith.

But however, the talent these poets possess never reaches its fullest potential because the creative industry and the government has turned a blind eye to such a beautiful art.

Poetry is so neglected and disrespected to the extent that, when these poets are called to perform, organizers expect them to perform for free.

The Ghana Writer’s Association, The creative arts industry and government as a whole should start giving Poetry/Spoken Word the necessary attention needed.

I believe when this is done, individuals can now take up Poetry as full-time profession just as musicians and to the larger extent sell the beautiful culture of Ghana to the rest of the world.

 

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