Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(6/28/2013 7:20:00 AM)
Call me old and irrelevant but I agree with your sentiments. I have read too many " poems" that seem to me to be great examples of English expression with new paragraphs created in what appear to be random places with no regard paid to grammar, phrasing or the images being presented.
(6/26/2013 11:16:00 AM)
You'd think Logan would be more precise in his use of the term " prose, " a kind of writing organized by paragraphs. If he means " prosaic, " he makes a somewhat valid point about Williams' influence on the plain style's popularity in current American verse. Looking at Logan's own pallid attempts at retro-verse, I'd suggest he'd be better off moving from the flowery rhetoric of most pre-1960s poetry to a plainer style. At least his poems wouldn't give off that musty academic odor.