April 29, 2015

Drunken Savages with Quill Pens

By Amit Majmudar

At one point in his Philosophical Letters on the English, in which he observed the culture and society of France’s rival across the Channel, Voltaire, that paragon of French neoclassical […]

March 25, 2013

Why I Don’t Teach Poetry Writing

By Amit Majmudar

  What are we teaching when we teach the writing of poetry? Much of what we call the “teaching” of poetry is actually the teaching of contemporary conventions governing poetry. […]