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Robert Frost's 'Design' and 'The Rule of the Shorter Term'

After publishing Charlotte Gann’s book, Noir, I’ve started to think of noir poems as a genre — poems with shadows; poems that set up the dark/light opposition. Poems that expose.

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TRADITION AND THE INDIVIDUAL TALONS

Yes, it’s TALENT. I know.

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CAN POETRY BE TOO OBSCURE?

Sometimes, obscurity exercises its own spell. It’s the bit you don’t understand that does the trick.

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POETRY IS EXTINCT

No, it's not, of course. That was just to get your attention. In fact, the number of poets in the world is catapulting into almost unimaginable statistics.

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