Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(8/4/2013 11:46:00 PM)
I really appreciate the wisdom of a retired grey-head professor with over 30 years of experience under his belt. I do however take objection to some of your comments. You probably are well placed to take a look at some of the poems that I have posted and provide some critical feedback. I am really not here for the flattering compliments. I believe that to be called a poet is a scared entitlement but these days anyone who writes four line wants to be known as a poet. I do not agree with you that anyone wanting to write poetry should first take a lit course. While poetry writing is a craft you do not have to study it to have it. Poetry is a field of study (and many other disciplines) only because we have taken and broken down what was a natural oral art into what we now consider its constituent parts. Piaget in the field of educational phycology, because he was not methodologically trained in the " acceptable" processes of his time got much fight down. Today his work on cognitive learning is among the most respected. So do take the time to read a piece or two of mine. Critical feedback welcomed. That was the intended effect I was looking to solicit from the line 'Some time I wonder if I am a poetaster'. I am in no way knowing down taking college courses.