This quote by Oscar Wilde recommends that all bad poetry is a result of genuine emotion. He suggests that even though the poem may not be well-written, the feelings behind it are genuine and sincere. This suggests that the poet is passionate about their work, even if it is not of the highest quality. Wilde's quote also implies that the poet is not always a bad author, however rather that their emotions are so strong that they are unable to express them in a more eloquent way. This quote encourages us to value the effort and feeling behind bad poetry, rather than merely dismissing it. It advises us that even though the poem may not be best, the feelings behind it are genuine and ought to be appreciated.
"I published, privately, a collection of my serious poetry I had written over the years. I only published 50 copies, which I gave to friends, in a special deluxe edition. It was ridiculously expensive but I'm glad that I did it"
"I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene"
"I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that"