Monthly Archives: May 2012

Poetry on the Brink

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A few days ago we came across this commendable article by Marjorie Perloff: http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.3/marjorie_perloff_poetry_lyric_reinvention.php We particularly enjoyed her denouncement of the perfectly publishable lyric, which invariably comprises the following characteristics: 1) irregular lines of free verse; 2) prose syntax, laced with graphic imagery or even extravagant metaphor (the sign of … Continue reading

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