17 sept. 2003

Round 31

Yusef: "Success" by Richard Howard

Bob: "9-11-01" by Fanny Howe

"Her dealer, who handled successful artists / was a successful dealer, / and his Christmas party, too, was a success." Did anyone ever think Richard Howard could write his way out of a paper bag? The punchline to the poem is amusing enough, but why make us wade through 10 dull stanzas before we get there?

Fanny wins it for Bob with her 9/11 poem.

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