Apr 252007

Earlier this month I posted Auden’s sonnet for Edward Lear. Many people called Lear the master of limericks, but I don’t agree with that; He was prolific sure, but not original nor unusually witty. He wrote a few longer poems- ballads, you might say. Those are superb; “The Owl and The Pussycat”, “The Pobble Who

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Apr 242007

Like e.e. cummings, Don Marquise wrote without punctuation. He did it in the voice af a large cockroach named archy- who typed out his missives by jumping head-first onto the typewriter keys, in the middle of the night, after the newspaper office was closed. Marquise aimed to lampoon verse libre. But, in fact, he was

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Feb 232006

“No vers is libre for the man who wants to do a good job” And I do. So there will be many more versions of the Blind Gunman, or I may just kick him out, I don’t know which. He also says; “Don’t imagine that a thing will ‘go’ in verse just because it’s too

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