December 16, 2014

Patterns of Poetic Revolution

By Amit Majmudar

  One of the most famous lines in English poetry about poetry is Moore’s “I, too, dislike it.” The interesting thing is just how much the best poets, historically, have […]

August 16, 2012

Three Tendencies in English Language Poetry

By Amit Majmudar

A broad characterization of three tendencies in English language poetry, by no means exhaustive.   The Asian tendency. Specifically, the influence of Chinese and Japanese poetry. Imagery without commentary. Meaning […]

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 […]