7 poets from The New Criterion

Posted by on 23 04 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

7 poets from The New Criterion: Joseph Coleman , Ben Downing, Michael Shewmaker , A.E. Stallings, David Barber , Amy Glynn Greacen , Richie Hofman

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Public Utterance

Posted by on 17 04 14 in Criticism | 0 comments

Could not poets learn from writers of editorial and political speeches to use the extended sentence construction, the swelling phrase and exact telling detail to create something individually appealing and statesmanlike – what poetry used to do well: the effective public utterance

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Walter William Landor

Posted by on 9 04 14 in Criticism | 3 comments

Walter William Landor’s achievement and his significance for today’s poetry.

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4 Poets in the New Delta Review

Posted by on 2 04 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

The New Delta Review is a US literary quarterly that has been published in print form by the Louisiana State University since 1984 and is now online. The Review has published the big names in American and international literature, but the poetry in recent years seems somewhat dull, i.e. imitative or predictable or prosy. Exceptions include the following, which may give readers a flavour of the publication. Riding the Owl’s Eye is by Anders Carlson-Wee and can be read at: http://ndrmag.org/poetry/2013/12/riding-the-owls-eye/ Anders Carlson-Wee is an MFA candidate in poetry at Vanderbilt University, but was formerly a professional rollerblader and then a graduate in wilderness survival who traveled rough the see the length and breadth of America, from the cornfields of the Midwest, the prairies of the West to the blue-hued mountains of Alaska. Riding the Owl’s Eye is probably...

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