The poetry reading (I may not be good but I am not this bad)

December 31, 2008 § Leave a comment

– The cute self regard
– The idle description
– Cliché, of course: dropping on us like leaves
– The why was this written poem
– The I am in love with my own pen hand poem
– Anthropomorphic dreck: the kitten loved me, etc
– Weird nonsensical flights that could be good in a wholly different context
– Illogic covered in sloppy word paint
– Unwarranted shifts in point of view
– Abuse of authorial point of view and authorial privilege
– Torturing-teasing the reader with non-meaning
– The loved one dying of cancer poem (overwhelm your reader)
– The overwrought undeserved epiphany
– The mismanaged metaphor: …the mood hanging over us like a gavel falls…is the mood hanging or banging? A gavel doesn’t really hang does it?
– The disregard for the sovereignty of the line: the usual chopped prose (who lets students get away with that?)
– Overuse of abstract nouns: Death, our..seas…loss
– Overly evanescent description – you don’t know what they are talking about – perhaps to mask a dull or pointless theme
– God Bless my psychedelicasies
– X 2 poems about the French language: wretch
– The usual references to Europe, painting, critical theory…The trite the inane wagon hitched to the sublime

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