Re: OT: Poets against the war
|From:||Jake X <starvingpoet@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 2, 2003, 20:00|
> > Almost a hundred years ago, formal poetry came to seem artificial,forced,
> > or childish to those writing in English, and it became necessary to find
> > a new way. I don't know that the new way has been quite discovered yet,
> > but a lot of good poetry has been made in the search.
> It happened in Italian poetry, as well. But I personally tend to see the
> offspring of these experiments lacking poetic devices as poetic prosa,
> rather than poetry. IMHO many songs composed by our "cantautori" following
> traditional poetic tricks as rhymes, allitterations etc. are much better,
> both formally and aesthetically, than most contemporary written poetry.As (at least considering myself) a contemporary poet, who personally does
care very much for rhyme in his own work, I will nonetheless say that I see
of alliteration as well as other poetic devices in my own and others' work.