May 13, 2012

The Reconquest of the Long Form

By Amit Majmudar

There are, by my count, only two things that can save a long poem in English. Heterogeneity (Eliot and Pound; and those polyphonic, formally quite various sustained dramatic poems of […]

May 2, 2012

On Conceptual Poetry

By Amit Majmudar

  No Conceptualist Poet has yet come up with a concept as mind-bogglingly difficult as mine: Create a poetry that exploits existing grammatical and syntactical paradigms (sometimes as deceptively simple […]

January 2, 2012

The Art that Bears Repeating

By Amit Majmudar

Entertaining toddlers is easy. It’s the same damned thing over and over again. Within that framework of repetition, and the expectation it generates and satisfies, you can vary things how […]