Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thanks to Brent for the link to this essay by David Graham, in Valparaiso Poetry Review, about "Ultra-Talk" poetry :

To my mind, the freshness of the ultra-talk poem as a category lies in just such quirky generosity of spirit. Such poetry resuscitates the beleaguered concept of accessibility in poetry, demonstrating by example how a poem may entertain without automatically becoming trivial; can move without being maudlin; and can be intelligent without being ponderous . . .

Sounds like a good thing.


1 comment:

Brian Campbell said...

It was an interesting essay. Seems to me that sort of writing is a fun mode to fall into once in a while, but not too attractive a modus operandi for a life. Now that someone has given it a critical name, I'm more inclined to shy away from it than ever.