Sunday, June 10, 2012

» POETRY! POETRY! POETRY! by Peter Davis Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century

» POETRY! POETRY! POETRY! by Peter Davis Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century - This might be the most unusual book of poems I've ever read, reviewed, and recommended. Poets and poetry editors  especially will relate to the quirky titles such as “Poem Addressing Some of the Obstacles This Poem Will Face as It Tries to Entertain, Impress, and Succeed in the World of Poetry,” “Poem Addressing Potential Publishers of This Poem. Thanks!” or “Poem Addressing People Who Have Actually Decided to Write a Review of This." You're welcome. It was fun.

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  2. Ah, the self-referential poem! Genius. I wrote one once called Envoy.

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  3. Other reviewers called the poems self-referential, but there's a humility in a quirky sort of way, and the poems relate to the thought processes and worries that most poets and writers have.

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