As I said Tony. It would be problematical in practice. Besides, who would decide who goes into each category.
Out of interest where would you place O’Hara and Ashbery? I see them as “non-serious poets”.
Tony Frazer wrote:
More silly than classifying one novelist as a writer of literary fiction and another as a genre writer?
I don’t for one moment expect anyone to do this, you understand, but I’m intrigued that we take it on board in one area but not the other. The sheer quantity of fiction means, I suppose, that some kind of sub-classification is needed. Perhaps avant poetry books could have trigger warnings on the cover too: “may be dangerous to the reader’s health”.