free verse poems

Forgotten Poet of the day: Karl Shapiro

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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There are many reasons why Karl Shapiro is no longer taught or on the lips of MFA students.

Composition and Instinct: An Interview with Cesca Janece Waterfield

by Tracy Younblod Reviews & Interviews
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I try to rely on composition as much or more than instinct.

A Grumpy Old Man Laments

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I am a “mutt,” a cut up, a clown. Clowns are trained to run the emotional registers from funny to sad, from sublime to raunchy. Clowns believe that these mixed registers provide the ontological truth of existing.

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