Ultra-imaginative illustrator Grant Snider encourages us to take a look at our nation's poetry beaucracy in this fantastic schematic. Though poetry is a somewhat marginalized, often shied-away from art form, I was thinking earlier today just how much an impact it has on other kinds of writing, including sequential art.
Although they seldom write in formal verse, cartoonists make use of the same lyricism and economy of language used in poetry. In other words, poetry is to other forms of writing what ballet is to football. Does that make sense? If not, I have a feeling the bureau in the ground-floor of this illustration might revoke my poetic license. Again.