Supplemental Log: Poets Defining Poetry

Why are we talking “Poets Defining Poetry” when we’ve had to write our own definitions? Once you have your own definition you are not an immediate connoisseur of poetry who knows what’s what and how everyone should react to something. You’re equipped with your own dinner party definition of poetry with which to wow that mass…Read moreRead more

Supplemental Log: What is poetry?

Presumably, we all know a poem when we see one, but how do we know? Certainly we know because poems look like poems and sound like poems and maybe even feel like poems. Yet, how do poems obtain that look and sound and feeling? Exactly what is poetry? The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us poetry is “writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative…Read moreRead more