Denise R. Weuve

Ink Damage and Other Permanent Stains

Amen, Jack

Jack Gilbert I kiss you with previously mirrored lips. Nice to know there are kindred souls. . .And thanks Daniel for original post

Box Scores and Luchadores... and Poetry

 

How do you explain the fact that poetry has changed so much? It seems to me that a lot of people want to be poets; they want to be poets for a very human reason; they want to get recognition, and if there’s no recognition, I think there would be a few poets. There’d be a few, perhaps, but not many. I hate to say it, but it’s true, at these writing conferences it’s all about fixing up a poem so it will sell. Nobody wants to talk about how a poem works, what its purpose is. They all want to deal with the outside of the poem. Does it look good? Should I take the left line out and put it over here? How should I make the rhythm correct and such. But hardly anybody talks about the strategies of poetry, or how you make poetry live, how…

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