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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cantabile

Your prose must sing, but it must sing prosaically. In other words, it cannot merely rely on alliteration or ornament, metaphor or preciosity. It must sing plainly, on the whole, with a few flourishes now and then.

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