A friend sent me this quote which they picked up from a TLS article quoting James Fenton’s “Manifesto Against Manifestos”, and I thought this was an ideal place to share it:
“Imagine a poem that was so intrinsically interesting that it never occurred to people, when discussing it, to mention treatment, method, tradition, influence, form or any of the usual critical categories. The only thing people wanted to talk about was the subject. Would that not be, in its way, revolutionary.”
Indeed! Work continues on the first issue of NewPoetry. A great issue full of varied, interesting poetic investigation.