Thursday, October 13, 2005

Rule 13: teach me a word

Stephanie Brown makes me look up "sprezzatura" (studied carelessness, especially in art or literature) when I read her poem (BAP2005:23).

3 Comments:

Blogger Jordan said...

Taking into account your emphasis on the productive, maybe you mean beliefs? or tendencies.. Rules are counter-productive.

Fri Oct 14, 08:28:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger eeksypeeksy said...

Well, I don't really know what I mean yet. I'm still writing it. I sorta mean "good or bad, here is what people do, here is what people think makes good poetry, here are what seem to be the rules" but I also mean a little of "here is how I look at a poem" and maybe a little of "here is some of how I decide whether the poem is any good." I might borrow/adapt one of your rules that also happens to be one of mine, though maybe not to the same extent. I can't remember what you said, but it was something to do with not liking it when a poem labels itself a poem, when, through vocabulary or whatever, a poem stands up and declares "I am a poem."

But whatever I write here, I intend it to be simple, honest, naive, with no attempt to impress anyone. Something like that. I'll know more about what I'm doing when I'm done.

Fri Oct 14, 11:06:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger Jordan said...

Fair enough! But I still think "rules" will get in the way of understanding...

Fri Nov 04, 08:45:00 PM GMT+1  

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