Let’s talk about books
So, aside from all the submissions of poetry, I’m trying to keep up with recent collections by Vahni Capildeo and Claudia Rankine. Both really worth putting in a little effort to understand! There is an interesting move in poetry, influenced by the U.S., I feel, towards more prose poetry and a spoken word looseness which is a good thing, I’ve decided. I am not comfortable, yet, with publishing some of the more ‘spoken-wordy’ stuff that is submitted so far, but maybe in the future. I guess for me it has to work foremost on the page and then aurally. Not the other way around. A reading of the work, if it’s done well, should enhance the poem. However, it has to exist on the page always and forever.
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