Monday, April 21, 2008

poetry that endures

The title of this post is taken from Boyd Tonkin's Why poetry still matters because the XX poem "what if a much of a which of a wind" by E. E. Cummings moved me into wondering again: What makes a poem last? A "why poems last" search led me to the feature linked to above. It answered my question so well I thought it best to simply share it. In conjunction with this are thoughts on poetics which are pertinent now: Tony Tost's Typo 2 notes: Disarm the Settlers. Also, do this search: why poetry matters now and choose the Robert Peake result * * * * * Rho00062

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