07 June 2010

What is Poetry?

You can argue the definition of "poetry" indefinitely. Some people absolutely refuse to recognise prose poems or even anything that doesn't rhyme. For some it's about traditional structures. For others it's about emotion. Is it about capturing a transient moment or telling a truth? Or is it purely about the words?

The Guardian's book blog has a great article and I enjoyed the definitions offered in "comments".

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