(1/27/2006 10:38:00 AM)
'poetry can not be taught' - wha.....? 'pretentious' = 'critical'? 'freedom' = 'whim'. Ever read anythin pre-1900 or any of the classical authors? All about the TENSION between formal rules and their transgression. To know and deliberately break the rules is more effective than no rules at all, my friend.