Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Q&A …

… A.E. Stallings: 'I'm Optimistic About Poetry, but That's Maybe the Only Thing' | Literary Hub. (Hat tip, Dave Lull)

Rhyme is a sort of echolocation—you speak out into the world, and it answers back to you. But meter is something more internal, it is more about listening to some internal voice. To be honest, I don’t know that I can say much about meter generally, whereas I could about particular meters (Sapphics, say, or trochaic tetrameter.)

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