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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TOO OLD TO START WRITING POETRY?

Keats was dead at 25, Shelley at 29, Dylan Thomas at  39, Sylvia Plath at 30. Chatterton didn’t even make it to 18.

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SHOULD POETRY BE MORE COMPETITIVE?

Well, now. Until Saturday I would have said (nay, shouted) NO!

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NOT MOUNT PARNASSUS

I made two firm offers to poets during July's reading window. What did they have that the others didn’t?

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SQUANDERING YOUR WEALTH ON POEMS

Ah yes, well. Please buy some HappenStance pamphlets. You know you want them. Sigh.

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HOW TO GET YOUR POEMS STOLEN

I’ve never knowingly stolen anybody’s poem but I can see how I could.

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