Why Watching Television Is A Good Thing

As a poet, when I hear someone say, “I hate poetry — there’s nothing good out there,” my heart breaks a little. When someone says, “I don’t watch TV — I don’t want to waste my time,” I feel that same pang. I take offense to the snub not because I write for TV, I don’t, though I’d love to one day. I take offense for the people in the entertainment business and because the nay-sayers are just not giving TV the respect it has earned.