A poem of another stripe

I can’t resist linking to rock star Jack White’s ode to Detroit. It’s here at the Detroit Free Press. “Courageous Dream’s Concern” is a response to criticism White got because of interview comments he made to Rolling Stone about the city.  Seeking to quell the controversy with poetry, White assures us all that he still loves Detroit.

I’ve written before about how pop lyrics don’t often rise to the level of poetry, but Jack White is one of the few — with both the White Stripes and the Raconteurs — whose words approach it.  In any case, he has just injected poetry into pop culture in a high-profile manner, which from my perspective is a good thing.


~ by ericedits on July 7, 2008.

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