6 jun. 2007

Here are two other fallacies.

The idea that poetry should wear its technique on its sleeve. That poetry that advertises its craft (Lorine Niedecker or Ronald Johnson) is more technically perfect than poetry that hides its technique. It's not that these aren't very technically adpet. wonderful poets, I'm just saying that there may be others whose poetry technique is equal, but less "at the surface."

The idea that poetry should always hide its technique, that it should always sound natural, not "artificial."