Thursday, September 08, 2016

The hoary old pentameter …

… Kampa/Allen — Lineages and Lines. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

When I think of short-lined free verse that inspires meter-lovers, however, I think of Kay Ryan, and I suspect it is because in her work, one sees most clearly how free verse and metrical verse are not always as distinct as our criticism—or perhaps more accurately, our polemics—might imply.

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