Part II: Lifeless Meter 1. The Misunderstood Rules of Bygone Eras It was a young college professor, and widely-published poet, who once set my mind on the the problem of poetry’s recent failure. Upon sharing […]
Part One: The Torch-Bearers of Tradition
His tome cast to plunge and fade to subtle worth
In precious fragments faint, he paused to glean
How dimly in winter attends to the heart
That teeming season of our out-bloomed prime,
Banal observations, meek style, and nearly complete absence of poetic images—such is “Yael,” an “important” and “brilliant” “non-binary” epic.