Joyce Chelmo


Perfunctory Critic - Poem by Joyce Chelmo

He likes to reconstruct
every poem he reads....
until it fits his style
of rhyme and meter.

He force-feeds his ideas
and
punishes poets
who don’t agree.

It's like insisting
Andy Warhol
paint like
Claude Monet.


Comments about Perfunctory Critic by Joyce Chelmo

  • Brian Dorn (5/4/2006 6:38:00 PM)


    Joyce, you make a great point. Every poet's expression is uniquely their own. Nobody has a right to try to change it or fix it to fit into some predetermined form. Two thumbs up... nice job!
    Brian
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  • (4/27/2006 12:25:00 PM)


    I reckon I know who you're talking about...again, you have such a calm way of writing, but, as shown above, you can bite, but calmly, when needed...much better than a Howlish piece I would've wrote (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2006 11:35:00 PM)


    Firstly, decent burn on all those types of critics, Hugh! Joyce, there seems to be a proliferation of pompous, perfunctory cavilers plaguing the ubiquitous 'impressive
    presses.' Couldn't resist the alliteration, folks. You are spot on with this little number, Ms. Chelmo.

    Kindest regards,

    Greg
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  • (4/26/2006 7:29:00 PM)


    I agree, Red, each writer should, indeed must, be true to his/her own voice. And any critic who thinks otherwise has head firmly inserted into anus! We've always wanted to express this and you've done so beautifully and with elegance.

    Best,

    Hugh
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  • (4/25/2006 3:48:00 PM)


    Very true and very well said, a great poem that hits the spot, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006



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