Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(10/19/2013 11:13:00 AM)
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Jeff, are you saying amateurs shouldn't have an opinion about poetry?We're the ones who buy the books. I think our opinion does matter, or at least it's not 'worthless'. Otherwise, poetry would only be for the 1/10,000 of the population. What fun would that be?
(10/19/2013 2:31:00 AM)
well put....The reason I brought up Bukowski is a member, Sherrie Kolb, mentioned him as her favourite of all time. I understood that and when then went to seriously look at her work I was a bit disappointed(when I compared her critique to her actual work) and left honest critiques. They were my emotional and general reaction to what I was reading and not necessarily a literary critique. I have a feeling I may have offended her. I keep coming back to you, Jefferson, because in spite of walking away with a bloodied nose or bruised ego is that that is the only way to learn. I don't want the " lovely poem, made me cry" type critique. It tells me nothing and worse it could be keeping me on a cute but very mediocre level.