Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(7/22/2012 9:34:00 AM)
James, listen to Frank's advice though I'd change it to read (lots of good contemporary poets) and you'll be readable. Your " best" poem sounds like the lyrics of a rappish song. The trouble is good poetry needs to stand by itself without musical accompaniment, and your poem is the work of someone who knows little about the art form he
wants to succeed at. If you want to be readable, take this venture seriously. It's hard work, not just spilling words onto paper, but it's worthwhile work.
(7/20/2012 7:42:00 AM)
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FJR - you forced a smile out of me when you said " kinda sorta..." and I hate smiling at this forum.