Fry on poetry

16 October 2005 at 10:43 Leave a comment

You have to love Stephen Fry.

…modern poetry can be listless and, perhaps more unforgivably than anything, just simply lazy. It’s not that it’s naive or formless, just: “Go back and work harder at it before you show it to the public, it’s not ready.

Nice to see someone’s noticed.

And form isn’t necessary for a good, or even a great, poem. But the revision process is so key. And asking yourself how the music of the words can be made to also relate the meaning you’re after.

That’s assuming you’re after meaning at all.

And I’m not.



Entry filed under: misanthropy, writing.

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