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Friday, March 17, 2006

On poetry, online

Many people put their "creative writing" online. Much of it is shudderworthy, and especially the poems. Prose takes time to reveal badness, and readers often get bored and move on before then. But with a poem, you generally know by the second line how truly and irredeemably awful the poet is, if indeed that's what the poet is. Poetry leaves you with no hiding place.

So it's rather rare when one comes across a poem on a blog that is as accomplished as this. Yes, yes, the template is intrusive and gets in the way, but the poem is quite excellent. Such serendepity.
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