Since the time of the Reformation there have been incredible advances in scientific understanding and technological development. This change signaled a change in Western values, from the subjective to the objective. After hundreds of years, this cultural shift is creating a modern sense of despair. The author calls upon poets to fight the "cult of objectivity" in order to help the world reach another age in which they delight in the subjective and the spiritual.
"Poetry in the Free World,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol4/iss1/2