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Ending a Poem (Part I): Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
This is the first of three squibs about the ends of poems, a subject I've always liked, and about which I'm working on an essay for the new Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. As an editor for Pleiades, and for a few poetry book prizes, I read a lot of poems and can't help noticing patterns. The one I see most at the end of poems is — well, see for yourself. Here are samples of last lines from three different poems in a journal pulled randomly from my shelf (scroll down to learn the journal and the authors): Then...
Posted Jan 10, 2010 at
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