Thursday, October 26, 2017

Getting to know them …

… A Negative Freedom: Thirteen Poets on Formal Verse - Los Angeles Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Reading the interviews sequentially, the reader comes to appreciate that the New Formalists do not constitute a monolith. None is an ideologue. None believes a formal poem is automatically superior to its free verse cousin, and some write free verse themselves. But most agree that adherence to form enables them to express what they wish in the most efficient manner.

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