Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(8/24/2005 4:47:00 PM)
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Mike, heres a question for you, if you see this...why is bad poetry so tolerated or sometimes justified in ways that bad violin playing, or bad pitching in even a little league baseball game, or bad acting in a community theatre isnt tolerated? Is it because poetry seems to be more personal? One would feel no reservation, after listening to an amateurish and horrible violin solo, to say, 'that was really bad'. Why is poetry different?Replies for this message:
(8/27/2005 1:36:00 AM)
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I know the question wasn't for me, so you can ignore the answer if you choose. Bad violin playing, bad pitching in a little league baseball game, and bad acting in a community theatre are all attempt ... more
(8/25/2005 6:35:00 AM)
Aw c'mon, Lamont - ever been to a school play, concert, poetry-reading, sports day, you name it, anything 'educational? Packed with parents bursting with pride, digitalling, videoing... The world is f ... more
(8/24/2005 5:30:00 PM)
It's no different. Would you really go up to someone and tell them that their violin solo was really bad?
- Nicholas Roehl (8/27/2005 1:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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