Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(7/28/2013 11:31:00 AM)
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A Michaelle, I've never understood why poetry is the one art form people undertake without any training or study, as if ignorance is a poetic virtue. From your poems, I gather you don't read poetry, and if you do, you read only your amateur contemporaries' work or bad poetry published before 1950. Your poems are pretty horrible. You don't know how meter works, how to rhyme gracefully, how to express your thought/feelings fluently. STOP WRITING! ! Immerse yourself in good contemporary poetry, read books like Paul Fussell's " Poetic Form and Poetic Meter, " and take a poetry writing class at a nearby college. Do all these things if you're truly interested in becoming a better poet instead of posing as one.Replies for this message:
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