Thursday, July 16, 2009

New poetry terms

Two new poetry terms: 1. stanzagraph - Joanne Burns in Wit, Wisdom and the Vernacular - I think it's probably quite self-explanatory and I like it; 2. extra-lyrical poetry - one of two rises in Australian poetry according to David McCooey in Two Developments in Australian Contemporary Poetry. '... poetry that does not fit easily into the conventional categories of lyric, narrative and dramatic poetry is seen especially in "eccentric" book-length collections.' Discussed indepth in the essay published along with Burns' in the Festival Double Issue of Five Bells: Australian Poetry (Poets Union).

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