Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(6/26/2013 4:59:00 AM)
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What you dislike about this poem is that its poetry. Everything can't be flat, little anecdotes, or the craft would die completely. -LP
(6/25/2013 7:48:00 PM)
What I dislike about this kind of poem is its SOLEMNITY, not its seriousness, but its conviction it's important...snore.
(6/25/2013 5:17:00 PM)
For a Logan poem, not unbearable. At least, this time he's not channeling Longfellow with stale rhymes. Lines 3,5,6,8-9 have that academic/musty/derivative stench so beloved of retro-critics like Logan (" merest/stay against the inevitable, " Jezus, how many times have I heard THAT before?) The best line of the poem is surprisingly Ashberyish, " mobs clatter in the grain bin." Maybe there is hope for this reactionary stiff to develop into a decent poet after all....