October 29, 2013

The Twenty-Year Rule

By Amit Majmudar

  Just as there is a sharp division between a 19th century Yeats (the “Celtic Twilight” material) and a deliberately developed, 20th century Yeats (the “Byzantine” Yeats of the more […]

August 19, 2013

The Projection of Personality

By Amit Majmudar

The tightness or rightness of sentences, images, metaphors, the snapping-together of word and word, phrase and phrase—in other words, the stylistic elements writers spend years perfecting—are useless without the supreme […]

September 9, 2012

Riddle me This

By Amit Majmudar

  The riddle is wrongly considered a “lesser” or “lighter” kind of verse (“light” verse is implicitly considered “lesser” poetry, in contemporary literary convention). The riddle, in fact, is at […]