Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(9/17/2014 7:51:00 AM)
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OK Lamonty, this is long so I'll post as a reply.:
(9/16/2014 11:53:00 PM)
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A quote from one of my favorite critics and thinkers on poetry. Post your own favorite quotes. Its fun. -LP
'Surely we read poetry because it gives us a sense of the depths of language, meaning nudging meaning, then darting away, down to the unfathomed and muddy bottom. Critics, generations of critics, have devoted themselves to revealing how those words work, to showing that each sense depends on other senses. Not every poem has to be as devious and shimmering as Shakespeare (there is room for plain speaking, too) : but the best poetry depends on the subtlety and suggestiveness of its language. If we demand that poetry be so plain that plain readers can drink it the whole plain day, we will have lost whatever makes poetry poetry. (This plainest of plain poetry often goes, “Once upon a time, blah, blah, blah... ha! ha! ha! ”) It’s curious that complex or difficult poets of the previous generation, Robert Lowell and Anthony Hecht and Richard Wilbur, are still praised for the elegance and intransigence of their words, while young poets are told, in not so many words, that subtlety is old fashioned.' - William LoganReplies for this message:
(9/17/2014 8:41:00 AM)
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Logan, here, is not referring to meter and rhyme at all. He's speaking specifically about language. He seems to be saying that, while there's a place for the plain style, there's such a thing as being ... more
(9/17/2014 12:37:00 AM)
What a shallow ass! What makes poetry poetry? Or more precisely, what makes good verse? Willie L. would probably say rhyme and meter, since he's so stuck on Wilbur and Hecht. He admits " There ... more
- Lamont Palmer (9/17/2014 8:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
(9/16/2014 6:37:00 PM)
We are asked to post our favorite poems and our favorite poets on PoemHunter. What I would like to see are some of your favorite anthologies. I'll begin with just four of mine:
Brinnin, John Malcolm and others, eds. The modern poets an American-British anthology
Collins, Billy Poetry 180: a turning back to poetry
Janeczko, Paul B. Strings: a gathering of family poems
Miller, E. Ethelbert In search of color everywhere: a collection of African-American poetry
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(9/16/2014 9:17:00 AM)
. . . . Your Party
yes ... (please observe!) ...
i wish i could attend ...
alas! a strenuous distance
forbids, a disabling factor
for a ... disabled shoe?
i wear boots! But contingent on
where worn ...
this execrated traveler, an
impeded chattel ...
so subject ... so imposed
of they so imperious ...
they so masked in their
invisible, non approachable
lair... they, those stealthy,
deceitful, but guileless ...
(9/15/2014 1:43:00 PM)
Let me express my sincerest gratitude to all senior hunters who have been reading my poems with much attention. Thank you all.
(9/15/2014 12:36:00 PM)
I would like the other members to share discussing a certain topic in poetry like love, peace, ..., in detail about a certain poet or poets. Thanks.
(9/14/2014 8:59:00 PM)
Hello! I am in search of Maya Angelou reciting her poem " I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" ?I heard a snippet of it on the news but have no found the full version of here actually reciting it. Thanks for your help!
(9/14/2014 1:32:00 PM)
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Please everybody I need your comment about my poem am new in this website please encounrage me by reading my poem and tell me what you seeReplies for this message:
(9/13/2014 2:08:00 AM)
Dingleberry has taken away all the golden EGGs home...sad
(9/13/2014 1:12:00 AM)
....a novice stepdancer practising his routine. I love this for it fits where I am. The young shall grow J C!