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As a graduate from and English lit program, i would say yes for two reasons.
1. Older forms of classical poetry are heavily metered and structured in a way that is no longer culturally satisfying. Freedom is our obsession and expression or storytelling that is restrictive is no longer satisfying. Rhyme is only slightly still relevant, but usually only so to juvenile poetry tastes.
2. I personally find modern/contemporary poetry to b a joke. Its usually rambling, or ten words in the centre of a page. There are writers and editors out there with prestige but really no talent, thinking they r REVOLUTIONARY. If the average persons heart doesn't soar from reading it then ur not fufilling the purpose of art in my opinion which is to beautifully express any aspect of the human condition. Unfortunately poetry is in the hands of university professors who have long ago lost touch with reality and really only cling to their degrees to feel better than others because they are insecure
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