Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(10/16/2005 3:44:00 AM)
Herbert...Students always fight back until they come to understand that this is not simply about the self-expression of feelings, that for 'artists' using the medium of words there are standards, rigorus demands that apply. People can read and claim to enjoy whatever they want, but writers, must always hope to 'make it new, ' adding something other than more time-worn cliches. As for my poems. I hold myself responsible for 'making it new.' If you want to read a love poem that isn't cliched, read either 'Love Poem' or 'A Symphony of Hands.'