Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.” This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Dream of Bad Poetry
In my dream of bad poetry I was reading The American Poetry Review. It was all bad, but in a way indistinguishable from my own deliberately bad poetry. I realized my project was pointless because nobody would be able to tell a poem written bad on purpose from any other poem.