18 sept. 2003

Round 42

Yusef: "Jihad" by J.D. McClatchy

Bob: "The Quarry (1-13)" by Duncan McNaughton

Poetry is a mode of exploration. Both of these poets know this, but McClatchy relies more on the already-known. McNaugton's knowledge is discovered in the process of writing to a much larger extent. "Jihad" is a thankless subject for a poem, to be sure. Score one more for Bob.

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