[New-Poetry] Gerstler's Best American Poetry
jamestadrichards at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 21:24:51 EDT 2010
Bob -- you didn't expect me to come back not being snarky, did you?
On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Bob Grumman <bobgrumman at nut-n-but.net>wrote:
> On 9/26/2010 6:06 PM, Tad Richards wrote:
>> Bob -- way to turn the thread back to what's wrong with mainstream poetry!
> Except--sorry, Mole--my subject was what's wrong with too many discussions
> of poetry, the fact that about all that is discussed is subject matter. I
> recall the latest go-round on Frost, his defenders reminding us that he
> treated Serious Subjects.
>> Subject matter is part of it -- generally, I think, in terms of what one
>> probably doesn't want to read about than what one does. But of course it's
>> not the whole story. Saying one likes sea stories doesn't mean that one puts
>> Conrad, Masefield, Forester and Captain Marryat all on the same level.
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