Posted on February 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may have heard that singing superstar Taylor Swift has revealed the title and cover art for her next album.

How is this news for a book blog? Well, the title is The Tortured Poets Department.

So, if you were curious about how poets feel about the name, wonder no longer — The New York Times went ahead and asked around the poetry world to find out their reactions.

And if you scratched your head over the lack of an apostrophe on “poets,” again wonder no longer.

Er, wonder a little bit, because the answer to "is this grammatically correct" is that it depends on what Swift meant.

Literary Hub's Olivia Rutigliano unpacks "poets" versus "poet's" or "poets' " in terms of what each would, literally, mean.

Categories: Today in Books

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