Genius, in the popular conception, is inextricably tied up with precocity doing something truly creative, we’re inclined to think, requires the freshness and energy of youth. Orson Welles made his masterpiece Citizen Kane, at twenty-five. Herman Melville wrote a book a year through his late twenties, culminating at age thirty-two, with Moby-Dick. Mozart wrote his breakthrough Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat-Major at the age of twenty-one. In some creative forms, like lyric poetry, the importance of precocity has hardened into an iron law. How old was T. S. Eliot when he wrote The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock (I grow old ... I grow old)? Twenty-three. Poets peak young, the creativity researcher James Kaufman maintains, the author of Flow agrees: 'The most creative lyric verse is believed to be that written by the young." According to the Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, a leading authority on creativity Lyric poetry is a domain where talent is discovered early, burns brightly, and then peters out at an early age.
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