Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hmm …

Poetry in the Modern Age:An Editorial Statement. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I pretty much agree with this, but would note that  there is a dimension to meter comparable to what is known in music as chromaticism. Poets not only observe meter. They also skillfully vary it.


  1. Jeff Mauvais11:38 PM

    Marianne Moore, a poet you mentioned just a couple of days ago, is a good example of your point, Frank. As usual, Professor Wilson's overheated prose leads him to some silly statements. Can anyone really know that poetry is "... mankind's most ancient and universal art form."? In any case, it's always good to have another poetry journal.

  2. Poetry may well be as old as language itself, but I suspect that before language really got going humans were already carving designs and painting pictures.